If Arthur were an author he could write about how RADAR’s help for him saved another dog as well! This two-year-old Labrador Retriever mix was about to be euthanized at a high-kill shelter in South Carolina. Instead, on July 23rd, the folks at the Mary Ann Morris Animal Society (MAMAS) shelter in Bamberg County, South Carolina, took Arthur. Despite being a loving and goofy Lab, Arthur had two strikes against him: he was heartworm positive and he was a black dog.
With MAMAS unable to cover Arthur’s heartworm treatment costs, they turned to RADAR for help on August 7th. We agreed to provide an offer to assist with his heartworm treatment as an incentive for a rescue to take Arthur. The next day they had a rescue interested! Arthur had his heartworm treatment done on August 27th. But then a few days later Arthur’s story took an unexpected turn.
Someone local wanted to adopt Arthur from MAMAS! This person had adopted Cracker Jack, an older hound dog, from MAMAS a several years ago. Cracker Jack died a few weeks ago. This local adoption not only allowed Arthur to go directly to his new forever home without the stress of transport and adjusting to a foster home, but it also allowed another MAMAS dog, Frazier, to take Arthur’s place in going to the rescue! Click here to view more photos of Arthur.
RADAR paid all of Arthur’s heartworm treatment costs of $320.
UPDATE! Arthur has been adopted!
UPDATE! All funds for Arthur 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 Arthur:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson; Deborah McMillan; Diana Berkstresser; Bill Sacrey
Added on September 7, 2013.