Olympic champion Usain Bolt once said this: “Don’t think about the start of the race. Think about the ending.” This Bolt, a two-year-old Dachshund mix, had a bit of a rough start in life, but there was still hope for a happy ending. He was brought in to the Mary Ann Morris Animal Society (MAMAS) shelter in rural Bamberg County in South Carolina on May 2nd, after being surrendered by his owner. Bolt came from a home that just had too many dogs, and he didn’t get the kind of care that he needed. As a consequence, he ended up being heartworm positive.

On May 23rd, Ruthie Rish with MAMAS contacted RADAR to see if we could cover Bolt’s heartworm treatment costs. If so, he would have a much better chance of getting adopted or securing a rescue placement. We agreed to assist, and Bolt had his heartworm treatment done on June 7th.

“Bolt is a darling little 20-pound boy!” Ruthie told us. “He is super sweet to all things two-legged and four-legged. He is a tiny bit shy, but warms up quickly. Bolt is a calm and gentle boy, and loves for people to be calm and gentle with him. He is very well-behaved, and cute as can be!” To see more photos of Bolt, click here.

RADAR paid all $90 of the heartworm treatment costs for Bolt.

UPDATE! All funds for Bolt 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! Bolt has been adopted!

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

Laura Jones, in memory of her dog, Shaggy; Freya Hill; Linda Siegert

Added on June 24, 2018.

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