Although this Rin is missing the Tin Tin, here’s your chance to learn the origin of Rin Tin Tin’s name! It came from the name of good luck charms called Rintintins, something that French children gave to American soldiers during World War I. Meanwhile, back to Rin! He’s a two-year-old, 70-pound Labrador Retriever mix who had been found hanging around someone’s house. He was admitted to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on February 18th. Rin had three strikes against him: he was a black dog, a large dog and heartworm positive.
Luckily for Rin, he caught the eyes of the fine folks at Home At Last Dog Rescue in Pennsylvania. The only thing standing in the way was the cost of his heartworm treatment. And because of his size, it would be costly. On March 14th, Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, sought our help with Rin. We agreed to assist and Rin was officially safe! He received his heartworm treatment on March 28th.
We were told this about Rin: “He is a super-sweet boy! He is great with other dogs and is perfect in a crate. He really just wants someone to love him and give him somewhere soft to lay.” To see more photos of Rin, click here.
RADAR paid all $391 of the heartworm treatment costs for Rin.
UPDATE! All funds for Rin have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE! Rin has been adopted!
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Rin:
Added on April 17, 2017.