There, there. It’s a big black Bear! Weighing in at 74 pounds, this two-year-old Labrador Retriever mix was found as a stray and taken to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on June 8th. Despite his size, he was very calm and well-behaved during intake. He had a wound on his neck that was treated. He also had heartworms that needed to be treated, but his large size would make that very costly. On August 3rd his name was added to the shelter’s urgent list.

When Home At Last Rescue in Pennsylvania indicated on August 4th that they would be interested in taking Bear if his heartworm treatment costs could be provided. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, immediately sought our help, and we agreed! Bear received his heartworm treatment on August 8th.

“This Bear is more like a teddy bear than a bear!” is how the shelter described him. “He is super happy! It’s very easy to love him with his ever-wagging tail and tongue that doles out kisses! He is great in meeting other dogs.” Click here to view more photos of Bear.

RADAR paid all of Bear’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $386.

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); Melissa Feeney; Jacque McKenzie; Grimes n VA; Roxanne Stevens; Laura Jones; Priscilla Rothe

Added on September 6, 2017.

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