This Lone Ranger was in danger! Ranger, a one-year-old Labrador Retriever mix, arrived at the Mercer County Animal Shelter in West Virginia on February 8th. Ranger was yet another black dog without any adopter or rescue interest. Under the shelter’s policy any time on or after the dog’s 11th day at the shelter, the dog can be euthanized. Time was not on Ranger’s side.

The good folks at the Southern WV Animal League in West Virginia contacted RADAR on February 25th. Ranger was one of several dogs they were interested in taking if no adopter or other rescue could be found. We agreed to help. When Ranger moved to the top of the euthanasia list, the rescue committed to take him. He was safely out of the shelter and off to the vet on March 5th. Unfortunately, he tested heartworm positive. He received his heartworm treatment of March 13th.

Thanks to a waiting adopter, “Home, Home on the Range” was turned into “Home, Home for the Ranger!” We learned this about Ranger: “He is a very good dog. He is smart and eager to please. He is active and curious. Ranger gets along well with children, dogs and cats. He responds very well to commands and obeys quickly. He is very affectionate and loving!” To see more photos of Ranger, click here.

RADAR paid $250 towards Ranger’s heartworm treatment costs.

UPDATE! Ranger has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds for Ranger have been raised! Thank you!

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Ranger:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Black Dog Fund; Tina Muncy; Amanda Shannon

Added on April 12, 2014.

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