Smokey The Bear’s greatest wish is probably to prevent forest fires, but this Smokey’s only desire is to find a loving home. A two-year-old Lab mix, Smokey was found loose on a highway and taken to Raleigh County Humane Society shelter in West Virginia on May 12th. Sadly, no one came to retrieve him from the shelter. On top of that, he was heartworm positive, which lessened his chances of being rescued or adopted.
Julia Altman of Greenmore Farm Animal Rescue in Pennsylvania reached out to RADAR on June 12th to see if we could help with the cost of Smokey’s heartworm treatment, which would enable them to pull Smokey from the shelter. We agreed to assist, and he was safe! Smokey received his treatment on June 29th and 30th.
When Smokey first arrived at the shelter, his name was Cage. “He is a fearful dog that we are working with and it may take him a while to be adopted,” Julia told us. Perhaps by changing his name to that of a big brave bear, Smokey will find the courage he needs to start his new life! Be sure to view more photos in Smokey’s gallery.
RADAR paid all of Smokey’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $250.
UPDATE! All funds for Smokey have been raised! Thank you!
While RADAR is no longer asking for donations for our nonprofit, we ask that you check out some of our rescue partners and make a donation to one or more of them.
UPDATE! Smokey has been adopted!
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Smokey:
Added on July 19, 2020.