Well, what do you know? It’s Roscoe! On January 22nd, this two-year-old Labrador Retriever-Beagle mix arrived as a stray at the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina. He was a bit shy but didn’t show any aggression, and was as sweet as could be. He had the misfortune of testing heartworm positive and only a had a few days to secure a rescue placement to get out of the shelter alive.
On January 25th, Gretchen Kozen, a Duplin County Animal Shelter animal advocate and shelter liaison with RADAR, urgently asked if we would assist with Rocoe’s heartworm treatment costs as an incentive for a rescue to take him. We did just that. Two days later, and with Roscoe’s time up, Animal Avengers of North Carolina committed to take him! Roscoe completed his heartworm treatment on April 20th.
Early on the rescue realized that Roscoe had never been in a house and didn’t know how to behave in that setting. Clearly, his life before rescue was wandering the streets, fending for himself. The rescue worked on showing him love and how wonderful life is in a home. He responded well, and is now house and lead trained. “Roscoe has a sweet temperament and fairly high energy level,” the rescue told us. “He loves his foster family and is very wiggly when given attention!” To see more photos of Roscoe, click here.
RADAR paid $250 towards the heartworm treatment costs for Roscoe.
UPDATE! Roscoe has been adopted!
UPDATE! All funds for Roscoe have been raised! Thank you!
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Added on May 14, 2017.