We’re not in Australia so Red, the dingo dog, must be a Carolina Dog! After years of loyalty and devotion, Red found himself in the shelter. His owners were no longer able to care for him, so Red, a three-year-old Carolina Dog mix, was surrendered to the Lee County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on June 13th. With Red being such a sweet guy the expectation was that he would find a home right away, but unfortunately he tested heartworm positive. Finding an adopter or rescue for a heartworm positive dog is never an easy task, which meant that getting Red safely out of the shelter would prove to be challenging.
Brandi Sowell, RADAR’s liaison with the Lee County Animal Shelter, asked us for help on July 18th. We made an offer to cover the cost of Red’s heartworm treatment as an incentive for a rescue to pull him. The same day Long Trail Canine Rescue in Vermont committed to taking him! Red had his heartworm treatment on August 10th.
Red’s foster mom had this to say about him: “Red has the biggest ears and an even bigger smile! He really is always happy and I couldn’t believe that anyone could ever give him up. He’s always up for a new adventure, and loves playing with my new kitten. I’m so glad to have the opportunity to spoil this boy!” To view more photos of Red, click here.
RADAR paid all of $247 of the heartworm treatment costs for Red.
UPDATE! All funds for Red have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE! Red has been adopted!
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Red:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Laura Jones; Shop for a Cause; Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson
Added on August 27, 2016.