Bristol didn’t have a leg to stand on — literally. Two-year-old Boxer mix Bristol was picked up by animal control as an injured stray and taken to the Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on November 12th. She had an old fracture in her rear left leg which, sadly, the shelter had to have amputated. As if that weren’t enough for Bristol, she was heartworm positive, and the shelter was in a terrible situation with an overflow of dogs.

Thanks to the determination of Shelter Animals Advocates (SAA) in South Carolina and its Heart Beat Goes On program, a plan was put in place to save Bristol and five other at-risk heartworm dogs from this shelter. Dog Star Rescue in Connecticut would take the dogs if all of their heartworm treatment expenses were provided. Mary Lou Seymour with SAA requested RADAR’s help on December 6th, and we agreed. She had her heartworm treatments on December 12th and 13th.

“Bristol is a very sweet girl!” December Clark, Mary Lou’s partner with SAA, told us. “She runs very fast for a three-legged dog! She is simply a lovely dog.” Once Bristol arrived at her rescue in Connecticut, they reported that “she is not only beautiful, but she is a very loving girl too. She absolutely thrives on attention from her human friends, young and old, and is ready to please and possibly steal a few tummy rubs too! Bristol loves to run and play with her dog friends and has gotten along great with dogs of all sizes and breeds.” To see more photos of Bristol, click here.

RADAR paid all $340 of the heartworm treatment costs for Bristol.

UPDATE! All funds for Bristol 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! Bristol has been adopted! Her forever Mom says she is super sweet, loves to snuggle, great on a leash and a great running partner. Bristol and her fur sister Calle are like frick and frack, and love to play!

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Kayla Drew; Jennifer Pressley; Gratzer Graphics LLC; The Morgan Family

Added on December 31, 2018.

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