Instead of beds or porridge, we think Goldilocks would have found this Bear to be “just right!” A six-year-old Chow Chow mix, Bear had lived her entire life in a pen with other dogs and without much care. Bear’s elderly owner could no longer provide even the minimal care for Bear, so she was surrendered to the Mary Ann Morris Animal Society (MAMAS) shelter in rural Bamberg County in South Carolina on May 8th. Bear’s hair was so badly matted that it could not be combed, requiring most of it to be cut. Sadly, Bear also tested heartworm positive.

On June 10th, Bonnie Milliken, RADAR’s liaison with the MAMAS shelter, requested our assistance for Bear. Home At Last Dog Rescue in Pennsylvania was interested in taking Bear if her heartworm costs could be covered. We agreed to assist. Bear received her heartworm treatment on June 28th, and was transported to the rescue on July 2nd.

“Despite spending her life in a pen,” Bonnie told us, “Bear has a nice personality. She gets along well with people and dogs, and is not aggressive with cats. Bear is a friendly and gentle dog. She didn’t even require a muzzle when her matted hair was removed, which had to be painful at times. She has a good attitude. She will make a wonderful companion dog.” Click here to view more photos of Bear.

RADAR paid all of Bear’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $255.

UPDATE! All funds for Bear have been raised! Thank you!

UPDATE! Bear has been adopted!

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 Bear:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Laura Jones; Adele SamplesLinda Siegert & Ernie Lenton / Collars of Hope Creations

Added on July 17, 2016.

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