When John Donne wrote that, “no man is an island,” he didn’t mention dogs. As it turns out, Ramsey’s name means “wild-garlic island!” Approximately four years old and a Retriever-Hound mix, Ramsey was found as a stray on August 23rd and taken to the Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina. Ramsey had the misfortune of testing heartworm positive. The shelter’s policy doesn’t permit dogs with heartworms to be adopted. Only a rescue commitment could save Ramsey’s life.
Mary Lou Seymour with the The Heart Beat Goes On program knows that it takes more than an island to save a dog; it takes a village of volunteers and rescues. So on August 24th, she began networking Ramsey. On August 30th, Mary Lou reached out to RADAR for help with Ramsey. If we could cover his heartworm treatment costs, Dog Star Rescue in Connecticut would take him. We agreed and Ramsey was safe!
Ramsey’s heartworm treatment took place on September 7th. December Clark, Mary Lou’s partner with The Heart Beat Goes On, had this to share with us about Ramsey: “He’s very sweet and loves attention. He is very food motivated. He’s friendly and sociable towards other animals. He is shy, but relaxes out of kennel.” Click here to view more photos of Ramsey.
RADAR paid all of Ramsey’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $350.
UPDATE! All funds for Ramsey have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE! Ramsey has been adopted!
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Ramsey:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($150); Black Dog Fund ($50); Dorian Edwin / Creations for Castaway Canines; RADAR Gives Hope T-Shirt Fundraiser; Linda Siegert / Collars of Hope Creations; Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson
Added on September 25, 2016.