Pet Helpers rescues loyal dog from the upstate

Remington the dog and cat friend

On Friday afternoon January 12 in Greeneville County, a hit and run driver was responsible for running into a small black and white mixed breed dog.  His friend, a ridgeback/lab mix now named Remington, stayed by his side licking his face trying to help him recover.  Their bond was obvious and Remington would not leave his fatally injured friend.  Tragically, the black and white dog died before a group of rescuers could remove him from the road.

Remington was now alone and homeless. He was checked for a microchip and none was found and he appeared to be in reasonably good health. Debi Bois, Founder of Pilots N Paws in Landrum, South Carolina called Carol Linville, the Founder of Pet Helpers, to assist in finding Remington the home that he deserves. As usual, Pet Helpers agreed to take in Remington.

Debi put out a call to her volunteer pilots to see who was available to fly Remington to Charleston so that Pet Helpers could take over his care. Ron Mander responded to the call and he and his daughter flew Remington to Charleston Sunday afternoon to be met by Carol and Melissa Susko, Director of Shelter Operations for Pet Helpers. Watch video of his arrival.

Remington the dog

Carol and Melissa fell immediately in love with this warm, friendly, and loyal new arrival.  To their surprise, a stray black cat, was hanging around the Charleston Executive Airport and is now joining Remington as a guest at Pet Helpers.

Remington will receive a medical checkup and be microchipped, vaccinated, and neutered.  He should be ready for adoption in a short period of time and some lucky person or family will be rewarded for adopting Remington.

About Pet Helpers: Pet Helpers’ is a 501(c)3 Adoption Center and Spay/Neuter Clinic that serves communities across the Lowcountry. Our mission is to end the euthanasia of all adoptable cats and dogs by keeping all anima

ls until adopted; providing low cost spay/neuter surgeries; offering humane education programs; pursuing animal-cruelty prosecution; and initiating animal-welfare legislation.

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