“Courage is not a man with a gun in his hand. It’s knowing you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do,” said Atticus Finch in Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird.” This Atticus, a two to three-year-old Bully Breed mix, didn’t let the odds keep him from trying to make a new life when he arrived at the Darlington County Animal Shelter in South Carolina as a stray on September 5th. Sadly, the odds against Atticus grew when he tested heartworm positive.

On December 1st, Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, asked if we could help with Atticus. One Life to Live Rescue and Adoption in Pennsylvania was interested in taking him if his heartworm treatment costs could be covered. We agreed to assist, and he got his treatment on December 5th!

Susan described Atticus as being playful, interactive and affectionate, and that he loves “making folks feel loved, keeping them active and making them smile.” Atticus is also always interested in what is going on around him, and he loves to be involved rather than sitting on the sidelines. Click here to view more photos of Atticus.

RADAR paid all $290 of the heartworm treatment costs for Atticus.

UPDATE! All funds for Atticus have been raised! Thank you!

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

UPDATE! Atticus has been adopted!

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Atticus:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); The Campbell Clan; Nicolai Freeman-Paskvan; Tina Muncy; Kay Poston; Jennifer Siegert

Added on December 26, 2017.

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