Reggie, a three- to four-year-old Shepherd mix, was found as a stray and taken to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on April 17th. He was very scared when he first arrived. There was no way to know what he had been through. He had a thick, tight collar on, but was so frightened that he wouldn’t let any shelter staff get near him to take it off. But with a little love, time and TLC, Reggie quickly learned to trust the staff, and give people a second chance. He soon started greeting the staff with kisses and hugs! However, he did have a serious underlying issue: he was heartworm positive.
On June 27th, Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue asked for our help for Reggie. Caring for Creatures in Virginia wanted to take Reggie but needed assistance with the costs of his heartworm treatment and pull fees (including vetting and neutering). We agreed to help and Reggie received his heartworm treatments on July 13th and 14th.
“Reggie is such a fine fellow!” Susan said. “He’s polite and easy to manage. While not showing much interest in chasing balls or catching frisbees, Reggie’s real focus is simply to hang and chill with a human by his side. Reggie would easily fit into almost any type of home environment.” Be sure to view more photos in Reggie’s gallery.
RADAR paid all of Reggie’s heartworm treatment costs and pull fees, which totaled $610.
UPDATE! All funds for Reggie have been raised! Thank you!
While RADAR is no longer asking for donations for our nonprofit, we ask that you check out some of our rescue partners and make a donation to one or more of them.
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Reggie:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Sunday Wright Fund; Fulton Fund; Rebecca Kuga Fund; Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson; Second Chances Fund
If you are interested in adopting Reggie, please contact Caring for Creatures.
Added on July 26, 2020.