Blackie, October 2002
As told by Blackie's rescuer:
Blackie is a five year old male black Lab/Newfoundland mix. He was found in Myakka Park, where he was apparently dumped by his owners. A park ranger (female) found him and took him in. Later that day, when her husband came home, Blackie apparently had bonded so much with the park ranger, he took an immediate dislike to the husband, and tried to bite him. So, the park ranger brought Blackie to the Humane Society of Sarasota County, Inc (HSSC).
He tested positive for heartworm upon admission to the HSSC. Lab Rescue was notified but declined because of the incident with the ranger's husband. We at the HSSC, however, have found that Blackie warms up to males after he's gotten to know them. He does have a strong protective tendency, which is probably the newfie in him.
LABMED graciously and generously paid for Blackie's heartworm treatment (he was a light positive, meaning the infestation was not heavy) and he spent his recovery time in the office of the Rescue Coordinator at the HSSC (because his scheduled foster parent failed to show up or return calls after she had committed to fostering him). Once he is about 6 to 8 weeks past his heartworm treatment, he'll be neutered and ready to go to a forever loving home.
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