Banjo is ready for a happy tune, after years of only hearing the blues. This five-year-old Black and Tan Coonhound arrived as a stray with another dog named Jesse at the Mary Ann Morris Animal Society (MAMAS) shelter in Bamberg County in South Carolina on November 8th. Both dogs were very skinny when they came in, and Banjo ended up with a wounded foot after he put it through a chain link fence and another dog grabbed it. Sadly, these weren’t the worst of his struggles. It turned out that Banjo was also heartworm positive.

Ruthie Rish with MAMAS contacted RADAR about Banjo on December 18th. Lovable Mutts Adoption Center in Pennsylvania was interested in taking him if his heartworm treatment could be done first. “He’s had a tough start in life,” Ruthie told us, “and we hope to help him have a better one from here on out.” We agreed and he received his heartworm treatment on December 20th. And Banjo’s buddy, Jesse, went to a rescue in New England!

“Banjo is a love!” the rescue reports. “He’s just the sweetest dog you could ask for. He is gentle and calm, and good in all situations. He loves everyone and is great with dogs. Banjo is such a handsome boy. Just look at those wonderful ears! He’s a sweet, goofy, loving family dog in need of a family. He is now 65 lbs and his coat is shiny and his eyes sparkle! He has come so far and is doing well! He wants to be with humans so badly and is so affectionate and loving. A must meet, he will steal your heart, for sure!” Click here to view more photos of Banjo.

RADAR paid all of Banjo’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $190.

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 ($50); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Rich Boehm; Brian Mertz; Priscilla Rothe

Added on January 13, 2019.

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