What difference can one person make? In Rowan’s case, the difference between life and death. Rowan is a Belgian Shepherd mix who has spent all six years of his life living outside and without any vet care. His original owner died when Rowan was still a puppy. When Rowan’s current owners decided that they no longer wanted to deal with him, his destination would have been a one-way ticket to the local pound, and a near-certain death sentence.

Luckily for Rowan, Candace Honeycutt, an experienced rescue foster, intervened to save him on December 10th. Even as Candace was seeking a rescue for Rowan, she personally provided for his initial vetting and neutering. It was tough enough that Rowan was not only a larger, older and black dog, but all the more problematic that he was heartworm positive.

With Candace’s offer to continue to foster Rowan for a rescue, on February 1st Reach Out Rescue & Resources in Maryland agreed to take him if RADAR would assist with his heartworm treatment cost. RADAR committed to cover $250 of the $350 cost, with the rescue covering the other $100. Rowan received his heartworm treatment the week of February 11th.

As for his name, well that’s easy: Rowan (and Candace) are located in Rowan County, North Carolina! Click here to see more photos of Rowan.

RADAR paid its $250 portion of Rowan’s $350 heartworm treatment bill.

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

UPDATE! Rowan has been adopted!

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

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Rowan:

Laurie Lyon; Diana Berkstresser; Elizabeth Lavoie

Added on February 12, 2013.

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