There was a shelter who had a dog, and Banjo was his name-o. B-A-N-J-O, B-A-N-J-O, B-A-N-J-O. And Banjo was his name-o! Approximately five years old and an English Bulldog mix, Banjo arrived at the Chester County Animal Care & Control shelter in South Carolina on January 24th. Very thin and very frightened, he was surrendered to the shelter by his owner. Both the shelter staff and online volunteers networked Banjo daily to get some adopter or rescue interest.

Banjo could be a bit temperamental. It would take just the right rescue to work with him. and that’s just what happened on February 3rd. Janine Guido and her Speranza Animal Rescue in Pennsylvania, which specializes in rehabilitating dogs, agreed to take Banjo! Janine just couldn’t resist him: “This guy is so cute!” The rescue’s motto says it all: “Others look at a dog and see a lost cause. We look at that dog and see an opportunity.”

However, there was just one problem: Banjo had tested heartworm positive, but his listing information never reflected that. Rather than jeopardize Banjo’s rescue, the folks at the shelter immediately asked for RADAR’s assistance. We agreed at once, and Banjo was safe! His heartworm treatment took place on February 27th. To view more photos of Banjo, click here.

RADAR paid all of Banjo’s heartworm treatment costs totaling $237.

UPDATE! Banjo has made it to his rescue! They have renamed him Barney.

UPDATE! All funds for Banjo 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! Banjo has been adopted!

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Helen Martin-Bacon; Deanna Dreffs; Diana Berkstresser

Added on March 10, 2014.

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