Brewster Cogburn, dog of true grit, rode in to the Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on February 10th as one of 12 hoarded hounds and a posse of cats. Brewster had heard that the fuzz were coming to round everyone up because their elderly owner would be moving to a nursing home. But the only fuzz Brewster knew was on a tennis ball. That’s what happens when your tag says “U.S. Marshmallow!”
Unfortunately, Brewster, a two to three-year-old Labrador Retriever mix, was unable to protect himself and half his kennel mates from heartworms. The only way he would leave the shelter alive would be if a rescue took him.
Mary Lou Seymour of The Heart Beat Goes On program networked Brewster for almost two weeks. On February 20th, The Last Dog Rescue in Pennsylvania decided they would like to have him, but could do so only IF the cost of his heartworm treatment were covered. On February 22nd Mary Lou asked RADAR for assistance. Brewster’s last day would be the 24th if he didn’t get pulled. We immediately agreed to assist. The rescue committed to take Brewster on February 23rd. He received his heartworm treatment on March 3rd.
Brewster is very friendly. He loves dogs, cats and kids. He walks great on a leash but will also run the fuzz off that round yellow thing! Every ounce of Brewster from his kisser to his keister is happy to be by your side whether you are running, walking or telling tales around the campfire. Click here to view more photos of Brewster.
RADAR paid $250 towards the heartworm treatment costs for Brewster.
UPDATE! All funds for Brewster have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE! Brewster has been adopted!
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Brewster:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Pharmacy Team
Added on April 6, 2015.