Leave It to Beaver? No, this is not about Wally Cleaver, but the sad story of Walmart Wally. On May 16th, Wally was brought to the Surry County Animal Control shelter in North Carolina by a man who was very rude. He said that his wife found Wally as a stray at the local Walmart parking lot. She wanted to help Wally, but he did not. When his wife brought Wally home against his wishes, he brought Wally to the shelter. Wally, approximately four years old and a Shepherd mix, was heartworm positive, and the staff noted that he seemed very sad.
On May 17th, Mayberry 4 Paws in North Carolina, an organization that helps facilitate and find rescues for at-risk dogs at the Surry County shelter, requested our help for Wally. Mayberry 4 Paws would pull Wally if we would assist with his heartworm treatment costs. We agreed and Wally was safe and went to a foster home. He received his heartworm treatment on June 8th.
At the shelter, Wally was quiet and shy, but friendly. “Wally is doing well,” Wally’s foster said. “He has become much more comfortable being loved on and now loves to be petted. He gets along well with my other dogs. He is a very sweet boy. Wally continues to blossom in his foster home. He is happier and more relaxed each day. He’s living the life a dog should be living – love, food, hugs, attention, and playtime!” To see more photos of Wally, click here.
RADAR paid $250 towards the heartworm treatment costs for Wally.
UPDATE! All funds for Wally have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Wally has been transferred to A New Chance Animal Rescue in New York!
UPDATE! Wally 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 Wally:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Kathy O’Connor
Added on June 15, 2016.