“Rescuing a dog will not change the world, but it will change the dog’s world.” The significance of this slogan from the Weimaraner Rescue of South Carolina, located in Aiken County, is clear to all of us involved with rescue. Continue reading
“Why spend $600 (or more) on one sick dog, when there are so many healthy ones who need homes?” This common query is aired far less often than it is pondered when addressing the overwhelming problem of unwanted dogs and cats in our community shelters.
The fact is that if a heartworm positive dog is picked up or surrendered to animal control, Aiken County policy says that it cannot be adopted out to a private citizen; it may only be transferred to a reputable rescue organization. Such organizations will only accept the heartworm positive dogs if the money for treatment accompanies the dog. Treatment and transportation runs between $600 to $700 dollars; hence the opening question. Continue reading