While Cupid’s bow and arrow were aimed at making people fall in love with each other, this Beau sends his arrow to make you fall in love with him! A two-year-old Labrador Retriever mix, Beau arrived at the Lenoir County SPCA shelter in North Carolina on January 26th. He was in really bad shape. The vet diagnosed him as being emaciated and anemic. He also had demodex mange and was heartworm positive. While he was treated for his mange and regularly fed, he kept getting passed by for adoption or rescue. He was such a sweet boy, but faced an uphill battle by being both a black dog and heartworm positive.

On March 17th, RADAR was contact by Cynthia Carrano, who works at the Lenoir shelter. She asked if RADAR would help Beau. We provided an offer to help cover the costs of his heartworm treatment as an incentive for a rescue to take him. On March 30th, Cindy Hagan and her Black Dogs & Company Rescue in Maryland agreed to take Beau! He officially left the shelter on April 8th, and before he had his freedom ride, he thanked Cynthia by giving her a big hug! He had his heartworm treatment done on April 22nd.

“Beau is an absolute sweetheart,” his foster mom Jodi Smith told us. “I’m not sure I’ve ever seen such gratitude in a dog’s eyes! He no doubt had a rough life before he made it to the shelter, but he won the hearts of the people there. He loves to throw himself over and roll in the grass; it’s like he’s never seen grass before! He loves to give bear hugs but I’m doing my best to discourage the jumping! He loves stuffed toys and will pull every single one out of the toy basket every day. My floor is a land mine of stuffed animals! He is very loving and not interested in being out of my sight. He is great with other dogs too. I am so thankful to everyone who helped save him. Beau is more than deserving of all the love and help he has received along the way. I am lucky to be his foster mom!” Click here to view more photos of Beau.

RADAR paid all of Beau’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $250.

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

UPDATE! Beau 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 Beau:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Black Dog Fund; Erik Winits; Kelly Knight, with all her love to Beau!

Added on June 8, 2015.

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