Everyone was champing at the bit to help Champ! And for good reason with his heartbreaking story. On October 27th, Champ, a three-year-old Border Collie mix was surrendered by his owner to the very small municipal shelter in Bamberg County in South Carolina. Champ had been kept on a chain all his life and had a deeply embedded collar. While shelter staff were able to remove the collar, infection set in. Fortunately, the good folks at the Mary Ann Morris Animal Shelter (MAMAS) in Bamberg County, South Carolina, were able to take Champ and get him the necessary vet care he needed. While his infection was cleared and he was neutered, Champ now had a new challenge: he tested heartworm positive.

On December 6th, RADAR received an urgent request from MAMAS for Champ. Pregnant Dog and All Breed Rescue in Pennsylvania could take him if his heartworm treatment cost could be covered. The vet would be able to do the heartworm treatment the next day. And, a transport was set for December 18th, which would get Champ into a foster home for the holidays. How could we not help! Champ received his heartworm treatment on December 7th.

The rescue had this say about Champ: “He is a wonderful dog! He is playful and super affectionate, and is good with dogs and kids. He is sweet and handsome, and just a truly great dog in need of a great home! A must meet, for he will steal your heart for sure!” Click here to view more photos of Champ.

RADAR paid all of Champ’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $238.

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

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Benny Rothe; Linda Siegert; Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson

Added on December 29, 2016.

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