World-famous tennis player Chris Evert was once quoted as saying this: “If you’re a champion, you have to have it in your heart.” Champ, a two-year-old Hound mix, has had to overcome a lot of challenges in his life. But having the heart of a true champion, he overcame them. On November 11th, he arrived at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina with a very swollen and infected leg, most likely from being attacked by dogs. Poor Champ also had some issues with teeth, some of which were broken. And to top it all off, he was heartworm positive.
On January 29th, Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, reached out to RADAR to see if we could help Champ. Even though his leg wounds had healed up, he went a long time without any interest from a rescue. Thankfully, Caring for Creatures in Virginia spoke up for him after Susan told them Champ’s story. They said they could help him if Champ got heartworm treatment. We agreed to assist, and he was safe! Champ received his treatment on February 13th.
Champ didn’t let the tough times affect his amazing spirit. He loves to run, romp, play fetch, and wrestle (nicely, of course)! We were told that he gets along really well with other dogs and kids, and he was even deemed one of the friendliest dogs at the shelter! Click here to view more photos of Champ.
RADAR paid all of Champ’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $293.
UPDATE! All funds for Champ have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE! Champ has been adopted! His new name is Harrison!
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Added on March 4, 2018.