Thad was in need of more than a tad bit of help. This three to four-year-old Pit Bull mix arrived as a stray at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on October 10th. Testing heartworm positive and being a Pit Bull mix did not bode well for Thad. With no rescue or adopter interest, on December 2nd, he was placed on the shelter’s “put to sleep” list for December 10th.
On December 2nd, RADAR offered to cover Thad’s heartworm treatment as an incentive for a rescue to take him. A few days later, on December 7th, Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, shared the good news with us that the rescue Virginia Paws for Pits had agreed to take Thad! He received his heartworm treatment on January 21st.
“Thad has a big happy smile,” Susan told us, “and is in tip-top shape to be an awesome fitness companion for someone who loves to jog or run. He is agile enough to jump and catch any ball or Frisbee! Thad is also patient and friendly. He had been such a supportive pal to his extremely shy kennel mate at the shelter. Cats wouldn’t make the best companion for Thad, but he seems to be quite affectionate with other dogs his size.” Click here to view more photos of Thad.
RADAR paid all of Thad’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $240.
UPDATE! All funds for Thad have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Thad has been adopted!
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 Thad:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Barbara & Marc Myers
Added on February 5, 2015.