It’s time to get all fired up about Smoky! On August 28th, he was picked up as a stray by animal control and taken to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina. Smoky is a two to three-year-old Labrador Retriever mix. An adopter or rescue should have quickly claimed a classic dog like Smoky, but instead he lingered at the shelter for over three months. The reason? He tested heartworm positive. Being large and black didn’t help matters either. On December 6th, Smoky was placed on the shelter’s “put to sleep” list for December 13th.
On December 6th, Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, sought our help for Smoky. We provided an offer to cover Smoky’s heartworm treatment costs to encourage a rescue to take him. On December 12th and with just a day to spare, Home At Last Dog Rescue in Pennsylvania agreed to take Smoky! He received his heartworm treatment on December 20th.
“Smoky is a calm, composed, medium-energy fellow who loves going for walks,” Susan told us. “He is observant and polite, and he walks well on a lead. Smoky is friendly but not exuberant. He prefers things a little on the quiet side and gets startled by loud noises and frenetic activity.” To see more photos of Smoky, click here.
RADAR paid all of Smoky’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $296.
UPDATE! All funds for Smoky have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE! Smokey has been adopted!
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Added on January 7, 2017.