Dr. Watson was the assistant to the famous British detective Sherlock Holmes. While both characters are fictional, Watson the dog is not only real but needed some real help! He arrived at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on July 8th. A Labrador Retriever mix, he was brought in as a stray by a concerned community member. His handsome black long locks concealed an ugly infestation of heartworms. It did not take a detective to figure out why this sweet two-year-old dog did not have any adoption or rescue interest. Heartworms are prohibitively expensive to treat.
On August 7th, Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society, requested RADAR’s help. Home At Last Dog Rescue in Pennsylvania was interested in saving Watson if his heartworm treatment could be provided. Could we cover Watson’s heartworm treatment so that the rescue could take him? “Elementary,” we replied the very next day, “we will help dear Watson!” He completed his heartworm treatment on August 20th.
Watson is extremely good-looking and has a great personality to match! He is eager to find his new best friend, whether two-legged or four-legged. He stays close to his human, and seeks attention and affection. He meets other male and female dogs well and wants to play. Watson is a lovable, friendly, playful and now heartworm-free guy! To see more photos of Watson, click here.
RADAR paid all $348 of the heartworm treatment costs for Watson.
UPDATE! All funds for Watson have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE! Watson has been adopted!
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Watson:
Added on September 8, 2019.