Hail to the Chief! One to two years old and a German Shepherd, Chief was surrendered by his owner to the Greenwood County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on December 28th. It was bad enough for Chief to end up in a shelter over the holidays, but all the worse when he tested positive for heartworms, which greatly limited his rescue or adoption options.

The new year brought new hope for Chief. Mary Lou Seymour with the Shelter Animals Advocates and its HeartBeat Goes On program went to work to find a rescue for him. And on January 4th, she succeeded. Dog Star Rescue in Connecticut stepped up to take Chief. The only obstacle remaining was funding for his heartworm treatment. Mary Lou requested our assistance and we agreed to help. He received his heartworm treatment on January 6th.

“Why was this wonderful boy an owner surrender?” wondered December Clark, also with Shelter Animals Advocates and The HeartBeat Goes On. “What a great boy! He’s potty trained, walks well on a leash and knows commands. He doesn’t chew anything. He has a gorgeous coat. He likes other dogs and is great with kids. He is confident. Nothing quirky here at all. I love this dog!” Click here to view more photos of Chief.

RADAR paid all of Chief’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $357.

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

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Sunday Wright Fund; Rebecca Kuga; J. Hieber; Lee & Tracey Meyers; Gail O’Connor

Added on January 24, 2018.

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