Hi there! It’s me, Tucker! And boy do I have a story to tell you. It all started back in June when I was wandering about as a stray and got hit by a vehicle. While I was mostly okay, my back right leg hurt and I was limping. On June 6th I was found by animal control and taken to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina, where they named me Frank. I was very lucky to get placed in a temporary foster home.
I was taken to the vet to have my leg injury evaluated. It was determined that it needed to be amputated! When I heard that, I came up with a plan to escape from my foster home. But they found me anyway! And it’s a good thing, because my injured leg was really starting to bother me. They immediately took me to the vet, and the vet decided to amputate at once. My foster family even paid all the costs of the surgery! As bad as it was to lose a leg, I quickly learned to adapt. In no time at all I was able to go for walks on level ground and even climb stairs!
Meanwhile, the VT Dog Rescue in Vermont offered to take me and find a forever home for me! They decided to call me Tucker. On July 16th, with my transport to Vermont already planned, I tested heartworm positive. And in this case, being positive is a real negative. I had heartworms. Now my life was on hold until I could get treated. But first there had to be money to pay for the treatment.
So later I find out that this nice lady, Susan Blakeney with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, works with a group called RADAR that helps with heartworm treatment costs. When she asked, they said “Yes!” My nasty heartworm treatment took place on August 4th. I’m sure glad that’s done!
As for me, I’m about four to five years old and Australian Cattle Dog-Blue Heeler mix. I have a laid-back personality and get along well with other dogs. I am gentle, friendly and affectionate. I really enjoy snuggling on the couch and make a great reading or television partner! To see more photos of me, click here.
RADAR paid all of Tucker’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $206.
UPDATE! All funds for Tucker have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Tucker 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 Tucker:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Pam Bailey; Kathy O’Connor; Kimberly Thomas
Added on September 12, 2015.