Raymond needed a ray of hope. Six years old and a Hound-Shepherd mix, Raymond arrived as a stray at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on June 19th. He bears the scars that hint of a difficult former life, like some missing teeth and old wounds on his ear and face, yet his personality did not seem to be impacted by it. Testing heartworm positive, he had no adopter or rescue interest. By mid August a shelter volunteer observed that Raymond had the heartbreaking look of feeling very defeated. Perhaps he sensed his time was soon up. He was included on the shelter’s “put to sleep” list for August 19th.

On August 12th, we informed our liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, Susan Blakeney, that we would provide an offer to cover Raymond’s heartworm treatment as an incentive for a rescue to take him. On August 18th Susan shared the good news with us that Caring for Creatures in Virginia, where Susan also volunteers, agreed to take Raymond! He had his heartworm treatment done on September 15th.

Originally known as Rambo at the shelter, we were told this about him: “Raymond is a sweet, laid-back fellow who enjoys spending time with people, just hanging out and going for a stroll. He would be a good walking partner for someone who likes to mosey along, because he enjoys checking out the sights and scents along the way. He seems to have a take it or leave it attitude about other dogs. Surely this seasoned, resilient guy deserves a soft bed and a loving family for the rest of his days.” To view more photos of Raymond, click here.

RADAR paid all of Raymond’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $244.

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

UPDATE! Raymond has been adopted!

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Hound Dog Fund; Wags 4 Hope

Added on October 17, 2015.

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