Poor Tanner… his former owners never appreciated him for the wonderful dog he is. They allowed him to roam the neighborhood, and everyone in the neighborhood loved him. His previous home didn’t have a secure backyard, so Tanner was prone to wander. On one of those trips around the neighborhood, Tanner was picked up as a stray on the 4th of July (a day many dogs are picked up due to running away from fireworks) and taken to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina. Although Tanner was microchipped, when the shelter found his “family,” they weren’t interested in reclaiming him.
On July 22nd, Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, approached RADAR because Tanner had tested positive for heartworms and needed financial assistance for treatment so he could be rescued. To Love a Canine Rescue in Pennsylvania agreed to bring him into their program in suburban Philadelphia if his heartworm treatment could be provided. We were happy to give Tanner his second chance. He had his heartworm treatment on August 22nd.
According to Susan, “Tanner is charming and polite. Everyone loves him! He is Mr. Congeniality and is a great match for a family with older kids and other dogs. Poised and friendly, he has never met a stranger.” Click here to view more photos of Tanner.
RADAR paid all of Tanner’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $371.
UPDATE! All funds for Tanner 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 Tanner:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Sunday Wright Fund; Melissa Feeney; Rebecca Kuga; Kelly Bug; Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson
If you are interested in adopting Tanner, please contact To Love a Canine Rescue.
Added on September 25, 2017.