Because Bernard might have a bit of St. Bernard, and with the other part a Lab mix, he might be described as a Labernard! The four-year-old was picked up as a stray by animal control on November 1st and taken to the Lee County Animal Shelter in South Carolina. As handsome as he is, his fate was linked to an invisible foe he faced: heartworms.

Brandi Sowell, RADAR’s liaison with the Lee County Animal Shelter, asked us for help with Bernard on January 21st. Cas-Cad-Nac Animal Rescue in Vermont was interested in taking him if we could assist with his heartworm treatment costs. We agreed, and Bernard was safe! On February 6th, Bernard received his heartworm treatment.

“We’re drooling over this hunk!” Brandi told us. “He has been voted the shelter’s most (ridiculously) photogenic dog! He seriously can’t take a bad picture, and is always happy to show off his model-like good looks. He’s got the looks sure, but his personality is even better! He’s always happy to meet a new friend, and is ready to launch into play bow and have a good time at a moment’s notice. He’s got the looks, he’s got the personality, now all he needs is a home!” To see more photos of Bernard, click here.

RADAR paid all $263 of the heartworm treatment costs for Bernard.

UPDATE! All funds for Bernard 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! Bernard has been adopted… by his foster family!

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Connie Hardin; Barb & Marty Myers; PayPal Giving Fund; Shop for your Cause; Susan Stephens

Added on February 18, 2018.

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