Good grief, it’s Chief! Three years old, weighing about 70 pounds and a Boxer blend, Chief arrived as a stray on June 7th at the Hampton County Animal Shelter in South Carolina. He was described by the shelter staff as being a friendly neighborhood dog. Expectations were that someone would claim Chief, but no one did. Making matters worse for him, he tested positive for heartworms.

Mary Lou Seymour of Shelter Animals Advocates and its HeartBeat Goes On program made it her chief goal to find a rescue for Chief. When Dog Star Rescue offered to take him if his heartworm treatment costs could be covered, Mary Lou reached out to RADAR for our assistance. We agreed to help, and Chief received his heartworm treatment on June 29th.

“Chief is a super-nice, calm and relaxing companion,” said December Clark, Mary Lou’s partner with Shelter Animal Advocates and The HeartBeat Goes On program. “He turned into a sack of potatoes when loading him to go to vet! I don’t understand how he was a stray, as he sticks to me like Gorilla Glue! He loves laying in his bed, and he likes his belly rubbed.” 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); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Andy’s Safe Haven Fund, in memory of Ginnie Freeburn’s dog, Andy; Linda Siegert / Collars of Hope Creations; Tina Muncy; Dorian Edwin / Creations for Castaway Canines

Added on July 15, 2018.

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