Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson once said this: “Every setback has a major comeback.” This Russell, a two to three-year-old Corgi mix, has faced a few discouraging setbacks in his life. On May 23rd, he arrived at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina where he was brought in as a stray. Despite the rough time Russell was going through, he managed to impress folks at the shelter with his affectionate and friendly personality. Sadly, being a black dog and testing positive for heartworms would make it a lot harder for him to be rescued or adopted.

On June 1st, Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, contacted us to see if we could help with Russell. Caring for Creatures in Virginia was interested in taking him, but could only do so if his vetting costs, neutering and heartworm treatment costs could be provided. We agreed, enabling Russell to get his rescue commitment! His neutering took place June 21st and he received his treatment on July 10th.

The shelter folks had this to say about Russell: “We love him and so will you! He is never in a rush except to find a human or doggy friend to hang out with or a body to snuggle into. He’s very generous with his affection; Russell kisses on the first date and is happy take things a step further by climbing into your lap! Politely meeting other dogs and nicely mixing and mingling with them, Russell would likely tell you that he is quite possibly the world’s most perfect pet. A super choice for a family with kids of all ages and a home already stocked with other pets!” Click here to view more photos of Russell.

RADAR paid all of Russell’s initial vetting, neutering and heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $433.

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

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

UPDATE! Russell has been adopted!

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Black Dog Fund ($50); Sunday Wright Fund; Melissa Feeney; Leilani Campbell; Jacquie Robinson; Karen Dymond; Kathy O; Lorraine & Patrick Smith

Added on July 29, 2018.

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