It was deep in December and just before Christmas when Bartley was found as a stray and taken to the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina. There he would spend the not-so-happy holidays and await his fate. Bartley is a two-year-old Bully Breed mix who shelter staff described as being sweet and gentle. He also had heartworms.

On December 30th, Gretchen Kozen, RADAR’s liaison for the Duplin shelter, requested our help for Bartley. His hold time would be up on January 3rd, and he would be vulnerable to being euthanized any time after that date. We provided an offer to assist with his heartworm treatment costs to encourage a rescue to take him. On January 9th, Ruby’s Misfits Animal Rescue in North Carolina agreed to pull Bartley! He had his heartworm treatments on March 14th and 15th.

“Bartley is amazing!” the rescue told us. “He has the best squishy face we have ever seen. His body has lots of scratches and scaring, and you can tell that he has been through so much. He is light-footed and tries his best not to call too much attention to himself. He loves every dog he meets and greets them with his big kisses.” His foster had this to share: “He is by far, one of the sweetest fosters I have ever had, and he’s all short and cute too! He adores the kids. He loves to romp around but his favorite thing is cuddling on the couch!” To see more photos of Bartley, click here.

RADAR paid $250 towards the heartworm treatment costs for Bartley.

UPDATE! Bartley has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds for Bartley 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 Bartley:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Nancy Freer Kartoon; Diana Berkstresser

Added on April 1, 2017.

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