Where’s the beef? We don’t know, but here’s Beefie! On March 31st this two to three-year-old Hound mix arrived as a stray at the Clarendon County Animal Control shelter in South Carolina. The shelter named him Max. Then his owner was located and said the dog’s name was Beefie, and sure enough, Beefie responded to his name! Regrettably, Beefie’s owner never came to get him. Not only was Beefie heartworm positive, but he also had an injured front paw. His life was on the line at this high-kill rural shelter.
On April 23rd, Where Hope Lives Animal Rescue in New York reached out to RADAR for assistance with Beefie’s heartworm treatment so that they could pull him. We immediately agreed to help, and Beefie was safely out of the shelter on April 30th, and off to his temporary foster home. Then on May 4th came the sad news that x-rays revealed that the injury to Beefie’s front paw was from a bullet lodged in it, and due to the damage, the leg would need to be amputated. The surgery took place on May 11th. Beefie then received his heartworm treatment on May 28th and 29th.
Beefie’s temporary foster in North Carolina had this to tell us about him: “Beefie is quite the gentleman, he is loving and super-friendly. He loves to give kisses! He loves to play with other dogs. He doesn’t seem to mind cats and will be a great family pet who will be forever grateful to have a place to call home!” Click here to view more photos of Beefie.
RADAR paid all of Beefie’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $300.
UPDATE! All funds for Beefie have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE! Beefie has been adopted!
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Beefie:
Added on June 28, 2015.