Who needs a Land Rover when you can have a Hound Rover! This two-year-old Hound mix was a stray who began following a man around for nearly a week. The man could not keep Rover, so he took him to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on April 18th. Rover quickly became a favorite among the shelter staff, but that didn’t translate into getting adopted or rescued. A major factor was his being heartworm positive.

With Rover on the shelter’s urgent list, and at increasing risk of being euthanized, Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, asked for our help on August 1st. As an incentive for a rescue to take Rover, we provided an offer to cover his heartworm treatment costs.  On August 12th, Caring for Creatures in Virginia agreed to take Rover! He received his heartworm treatment on August 15th. His rescue has renamed him, Owen!

The shelter had this report from Rover during one of his outings: “The nice ladies at the shelter let me come out and show them how sweet I am, and they even let me meet a little fluffy dog. I thought she was really nice and I wanted her to be my friend. They said I probably wouldn’t do so well with cats though; they are just so exciting! I’m sure ready to get out of here and spend my days with a new family.” To see more photos of Rover, click here.

RADAR paid all $313 of the heartworm treatment costs for Rover.

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

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

The following contributors, who have given specifically to Rover:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Barb & Marty Myers; Kay Poston; Priscilla Rothe; Joan Vasata

If you are interested in adopting Rover, please contact Caring for Creatures.

Added on September 19, 2017.

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