It would take more than chump change to save Champ! On May 4th, Champ was surrendered to the Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina. His owners were unable to afford to keep and care for him. A three-year-old Bully Breed mix, Champ had the misfortune of testing positive for heartworms. This shelter does not permit dogs with heartworms to be adopted. Without a rescue commitment, Champ would be euthanized. His owners couldn’t afford to keep him and most rescues can’t afford the heartworm treatment costs to take him.

The lack of funds for Champ did not deter Mary Lou Seymour with the The Heart Beat Goes On program. On May 10th, Mary Lou got the word out about Champ. But there were no takers. On May 24th, with Champ’s time up, Shelter Animals Advocates, the parent organization of The Heart Beat Goes On, asked for our help. If we could assist with Champ’s heartworm costs, they would pull him. We agreed and Champ was safe!

Champ had his heartworm treatment done on June 2nd. Mary Lou’s partner with The Heart Beat Goes On, December Clark, had this to tell us about Champ: “He’s very sweet. He connected well with his handler. Champ has no issues. He is a dog who wants to be with people. He just leans into you!” Click here to view more photos of Champ.

RADAR paid all of Champ’s heartworm treatment costs, totaling $375.

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

UPDATE! Champ has been adopted!

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 Champ:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson; Paula Ballard; Dawn Ecker, Jim Masterson & Shea; Peggy Marshall; Marcia Dlutek

Added on July 9, 2016.

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