Axle was kept on a chain his entire life and the chain would get all wrapped up and he would have no room to move. He never got any attention except for a neighbor who would take food and treats to him. She felt so sorry for the neglected Axle, but couldn’t do anything about it. Finally, this one-and-half-year-old Lab mix escaped off his chain, and was brought to the Mary Ann Morris Animal Society (MAMAS) shelter in Bamberg County, South Carolina, on October 10th. Fortunately, his owner never came to claim him. Despite his young age, he was already heartworm positive.

On November 11th, Ruthie Rish with MAMAS urgently sought our help for Axle. “He is a great candidate for heartworm treatment,” Ruthie said. “He is highly adoptable if we can get him treated, and there is a vet appointment available for him tomorrow!” We committed to cover his heartworm treatment, which took place on November 12th.

“Axle is a very loving and sweet boy, who loves to play,” Ruthie told us. “He gets along with everybody and just wants to be friends. He also loves toys, and people. He loves being inside and just getting attention from anybody he can!” And just as predicted, shortly after Axle’s treatment, he received the wonderful news that he was going to be adopted! Axle was lucky enough to be fostered by a nice volunteer named Kathy, for the week before transport to his new family. Kathy shared that, “Axle seems to be adjusting to being an inside dog. He is so sweet and well behaved and loves the stuffy toys.” To see more photos of Axle, click here.

RADAR paid all $270 of the heartworm treatment costs for Axle.

UPDATE! Axle has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds for Axle 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 Axle:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Black Dog Fund ($50); Mrs. Dymond’s 5th Grade Class, for meeting their pass rate goal for the Geology unit test; Gratzer Graphics

Added on December 11, 2019.

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