It’s me, Quincy, here to tell you my story. I’m about three to four years old and a mix of Irish Setter and Flat-Coated Retriever. While I don’t remember much of anything before November 21st, I do remember that day quite well. I was roaming around when I was picked up by animal control. Next thing you know, I’m at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina. The shelter staff wondered how a handsome boy like myself could have no one coming to look for him.
It was bad enough to be at the shelter, but then I heard talk in somber tones that I was heartworm positive, whatever that means. Even worse, some of us started to figure out that not all of us might get out alive. It was a very bleak December and holiday season for me, just waiting and wondering what would happen to me next.
Then, just a few days before Christmas, I got the best Christmas present possible: the good folks at Home at Last Dog Rescue way up in Pennsylvania offered to take me! I was all excited until I found out that there was just one catch: my heartworm treatment costs had to be covered. I sure had no way to pay. But a nice lady named Susan Blakeney, who volunteers to help dogs like me, asked a group called RADAR if they could help. Thanks to their many kind supporters, they agreed!
I had my heartworm treatment done on January 21st. I’m sure glad that’s over with! The bill was about $50 more than expected. But another nice lady, Melissa Feeney, covered the extra cost. I sure hope other nice folks will help with the rest of my bill. I’ve been told that I’m a very sweet guy. I do know that I get along great with other dogs and a have a tail-wagging, happy disposition. Many thanks to everyone who helped me! Click here to see more photos of me.
RADAR paid all $321 of Quincy’s heartworm treatment costs.
UPDATE! All funds for Quincy have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Quincy has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Quincy:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Melissa Feeney; Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson; Anne Killeen; Michael Procino
Added on January 28, 2014.