Attaboy, Atticus! Approximately three years old, this Old English Bulldog-St. Bernard mix arrived at the Chesterfield County Animal Services shelter in South Carolina on June 2nd. We don’t know why this amazing dog found himself in the shelter. Atticus, who was known as Tiger at the shelter, was picked up as a stray, but no one came looking for him. With Atticus heartworm positive, the outlook became increasingly bleak for him at this overcrowded rural shelter. He was scheduled to be euthanized June 27th.
Early on June 27th, and with only a few hours to spare, Sybil Prosser with the High Plains PAW rescue in Nebraska contacted us to see if we could assist with the heartworm treatment costs for Atticus. We immediately agreed, and Atticus was safely out of the shelter the same day. He had his heartworm treatment done on July 9th and 10th.
“He’s handsome, and has the charismatic personality to go with his stunning looks,” Sybil told us. “He’s just a love, and adores humans and most dogs. He will need a knowledgeable adopter, but I am beyond certain that it was worth all the effort to save him. We were the only rescue that expressed any interest in Atticus since he arrived at the shelter. He deserved to live!” Click here to view more photos of Atticus.
RADAR paid $300 towards the heartworm treatment costs for Atticus.
UPDATE! All funds for Atticus have been raised! Thank you!
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Added on July 31, 2014.