This Bear is more like a teddy bear than an actual bear. This sweet and semi-shy six-year-old Lab mix arrived at the Surry County Animal Control shelter in North Carolina on August 23rd. After being kept outside for his entire life, his elderly owner could no longer take care of Bear and surrendered him to the shelter. With his previous living conditions and never being taken to the vet, it was no surprise that Bear was heartworm positive.

On August 24th, Mayberry 4 Paws, an organization that specializes in helping at-risk dogs at the Surry County shelter, reached out to RADAR to see if we could help with Bear. With RADAR’s assistance for his heartworm treatment, they would pull him to either adopt out or place with a rescue. We agreed and Bear was able to leave the shelter and go to a foster home. He received his heartworm treatment on September 24th and 25th.

Mayberry 4 Paws told us this about Bear: “He is a sweet boy. He is good with people and other doggies. He is not used to a leash, so we are working with him on that. He’s very affectionate!” To see more photos of Bear, click here.

RADAR paid all $250 of the heartworm treatment costs for Bear.

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

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Black Dog Fund ($50); Leilani Campbell; Brian Mertz; Maggi Berwind-Dart

Added on October 14, 2018.

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