“Beam me up, Scotty!” Or in this case, it was Scotty who was beamed out of the shelter and into a rescue, and in the process landed in a forever home! Three to four years old and a Carolina Dog mix, Scotty was surrendered, along with 11 other dogs and numerous cats, to the Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on February 11th when his elderly owner was hospitalized. The animals had been living in unsanitary conditions and without all the proper care they needed. Scotty was one of seven of the dogs who was heartworm positive.
Starting on February 12th, Mary Lou Seymour of The Heart Beat Goes On program went to work to find a lifesaving rescue for Scotty, who was described as a happy and cheerful boy at the shelter. On February 22nd, Augusta Dog Adoptions in Virginia expressed interest in taking Scotty. The only stumbling block was the cost of his heartworm treatment. Mary Lou immediately requested RADAR’s help, and we agreed at once. Scotty was now safe!
He was transported to the rescue on February 6th. The volunteer transporter who did the last leg of his trip, which included an overnight stay at her home, fell in love with Scotty! After she dropped him off at the rescue she cried for a day. Meanwhile, Scotty went to his foster home. His initial vetting and neutering took place on March 9th and he had his heartworm treatment on March 10th.
The transport volunteer, a schoolteacher with two rescue dogs, decided she just had to have Scotty. As soon as his heartworm treatment was complete, she immediately adopted Scotty! His foster had described Scotty way: “He is so happy and affectionate and loves other dogs. Scotty is almost perfect!” Click here to view more photos of Scotty.
RADAR paid all of the initial vetting, neutering and heartworm treatment costs for Scotty, which totaled $225.
UPDATE! Scotty has been adopted! His new name is Toby. His forever Mom says that he “is doing great. He is such a love.”
UPDATE! All funds for Scotty have been raised! Thank you!
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 Scotty:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Anne & Patrick Killeen
Added on March 28, 2015.