It was no New Year’s Eve celebration for Tucker when he ended up in the shelter on December 31st. A one to two-year-old Shepherd mix, he was found as a stray and taken to the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina. Tucker’s New Year’s resolution of finding a rescue to take him and get him out of the shelter would be all the more difficult to fulfill because he was heartworm positive.

Just a few days into the New Year and thanks to a joint effort, Tucker was on his way to achieving his New Year’s resolution. On January 11th, when the Red Barn Rescue in North Carolina offered to take Tucker if his heartworm treatment could be provided, Road Home Rescue in North Carolina requested our help. If we could assist, Road Home Rescue would pull Tucker and facilitate his treatment, and then transfer him to the Red Barn Rescue. We agreed, and he had his heartworm treatment done on January 31st.

The Red Barn Rescue had this to share about Tucker: “He has a quiet, calm demeanor and walks very well on leash. Tucker has a short, beautiful brindle coat. He gets along well with most dogs but is somewhat intimidated by high energy dogs.” To see more photos of Tucker, click here.

RADAR paid all $221 of the heartworm treatment costs for Tucker.

UPDATE! All funds for Tucker 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 Tucker:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Gretchen Kozen; Laura Jones; Nancy Warner; Joseph Patterson, in memory of his beloved partner, Patrick A. Joyce

If you are interested in adopting Tucker, please contact Red Barn Rescue.

Added on February 11, 2018.

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