What’s the scuttlebutt on Skipper? A three-year-old Shepherd mix, this handsome castaway ended up at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina way back on September 13th. It took a while for anyone to take interest in Skipper, and eventually he ended up on the urgent list. And sadly, the wind was really taken out of his sails when he tested positive for heartworms.
Thankfully, all hands were on deck to help Skipper! Good Shepherd K9 Rescue in New York was interested in pulling him from the shelter, but he had to be treated for heartworms first. On May 24th, Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, sent out an S.O.S. to RADAR to see if we could help. We agreed to assist, and it was smooth sailing for Skipper! He got his treatment on June 5th.
We were told that Skipper earned the name “Mr. Congeniality” during his time at the shelter, and that he’s affectionate, smart and friendly. He has a happy and energetic personality, and he loves to run like the wind and roll around and play in the grass. After a long time feeling like his chances of being saved were dead in the water, Skipper is ready to drop anchor and enjoy life in his forever home! To see more photos of Skipper, click here.
RADAR paid all $325 of the heartworm treatment costs for Skipper.
UPDATE! All funds for Skipper have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE! Skipper has been adopted!
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Skipper:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Sunday Wright Fund; Melissa Feeney; Robert Cameron; Wendi LeConey
Added on June 17, 2018.