Things were looking rather bleak for Zeke. This four to five-year-old miniature Samoyed mix arrived as a stray on February 22nd at the Onslow County Animal Shelter in North Carolina. Zeke had severe dermatitis. His body was covered with scabs, and most of his back and legs had no fur. While the shelter treated him, it didn’t help this poor guy. His legs were swollen and he couldn’t walk from the pain. His feet were calloused and his nails were very long and curled into his feet. And on top of it all, he tested heartworm positive.

On March 12th, Laura Roberts with Road Home Rescue in North Carolina requested RADAR’s help for Zeke. If we could assist with his heartworm treatment costs, Laura would pull him. “With no one pulling him, a friend kept asking me to take him,” Laura said. “When I finally had an opening, I knew I had to try to take him.” We agreed, and Zeke was pulled and off to the vet on March 14th. It was a long and difficult path to recovery, with multiple vet visits and medication protocols. He was finally well enough to begin his heartworm treatment medications on May 25th.

“He really deserved someone to care for him,” Laura told us. “It’s a shame what he has endured. He likes the other dogs and is really a sweetheart. He is so calm, and seems to knows that I’m helping him. I only wish I had him sooner. Just heartbreaking!” To see more photos of Zeke, click here.

RADAR paid all of Zeke’s heartworm treatment medication costs, which totaled $196.

UPDATE! All funds for Zeke 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 Zeke:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Sherry Hutchison; K-9 Lagoon

If you are interested in adopting Zeke, please contact Road Home Rescue.

Added on June 10, 2018.

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