Ranger was no stranger to danger. A four-year-old Treeing Walker Coonhound, Ranger was admitted as a stray to the Mary Ann Morris Animal Society (MAMAS) shelter in rural Bamberg County in South Carolina on February 5th. He was either a hunting dog who had gotten lost or was cast aside at the end of hunting season. He was not only very emaciated, but also heartworm positive.
The day after he arrived at the shelter, the staff noticed him lying in his kennel with severe diarrhea and very labored breathing. He was rushed to the vet and put on IV fluids. Luckily, he bounced back the following day, and was placed on medications for his intestinal issues, which enabled him to gain some much-needed weight.
On March 3rd, Ruthie Rish at MAMAS reached out to us to ask for our help with Ranger. If we could assist in the cost of his heartworm treatment, he would have a better chance of getting a rescue commitment. Because of his initial health issues, he would get a split treatment, making it it more costly. We agreed, and Ranger received his heartworm treatments on March 20th and April 20th.
“Ranger is a very happy boy who will make a great pet,” Ruthie told us. She also shared the good news with us that Lighthouse Animal Shelter in Massachusetts agreed to take Ranger! Click here to view more photos of Ranger.
RADAR paid all of Ranger’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $380.
UPDATE! Ranger has been adopted!
UPDATE! All funds for Ranger have been raised! Thank you!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Ranger:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Sunday Wright Fund; Andy’s Safe Haven Fund, in memory of Ginnie Freeburn’s dog, Andy; PayPal Giving Fund; Melissa Bitting; Freya Hill; Beth Higgins; Melissa Farr & Jim Groff; Tina Muncy
Added on May 19, 2018.