The historical Brutus was a Roman citizen. But if this Brutus went wandering on a walk, he’d be a roamin’ canine! On January 5th, Brutus was surrendered by his owner to the Harnett County Animal Shelter in North Carolina. His owner was moving, but unable to take Brutus. A 13-year-old Pit Bull mix, Brutus was not only black, but also heartworm positive. With so many other younger dogs at the shelter, there was next to no chance of Brutus getting adopted or rescued.

On January 7th, Chris Leone contacted RADAR about Brutus. We immediately provided an offer to assist with his vetting costs as an incentive for a rescue to take him. NC Dog Rescue in North Carolina agreed to take Brutus on January 13th. Brutus received his initial vetting on January 22nd.

Dee Dee Clark with the NC Dog Rescue, met Brutus at the shelter and had this to share: “When Brutus was brought up to the front of the shelter, he walked right up to me, put his head in my lap and looked up at me with those begging eyes. I couldn’t say no at that point, and thankfully a friend and caring foster was willing to take Brutus. Once he realized his life did matter he gently took a toy out of my hand and started playing like he was trying to show all of us he still has a lot of life left. He is such a gentle sweet old soul. To view more photos of Brutus, click here.

RADAR paid $250 towards the initial vetting and treatment costs for Brutus.

UPDATE! All funds for Brutus have been raised! Thank you!

UPDATE! His foster Mom will be his permanent foster! She says that “he is happy, sweet and full of energy and life!”

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

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

Chloe’s SOS Fund; Black Dog Fund; Darcy Leith; Tina Muncy, Maria Rivero

Added on January 29, 2015.

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