Chip is too sweet to have a chip on his shoulder! This guy is an adorable Hound-Lab mix somewhere between one and two years old. Despite being handsome, friendly and leash trained, he ended up at the Hampton County Animal Shelter in South Carolina as a stray on October 22nd. As it turned out, he needed more than just to find his new forever home. He tested positive for heartworms, and was in need of treatment.
Thankfully, all hope was not lost. Mary Lou Seymour of Shelter Animals Advocates and its HeartBeat Goes On program was working to save Chip. On November 16th, she turned to RADAR for help, asked if we might be able to assist in the cost of his heartworm treatment, which would allow Dog Star Rescue in Connecticut to save him. We agreed, and he received his treatment just two days later on November 18th!
While it’s not clear if Chip had ever had a home, December Clark, Mary Lou’s partner with Shelter Animal Advocates and The HeartBeat Goes On program, said it was clear that somebody had taken time with him. She also described Chip as being “very nice,” and that he likes to have his chin rubbed! Click here to view more photos of Chip.
RADAR paid all of Chip’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $341.
UPDATE! All funds for Chip have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE! Chip has been adopted! His rescue told us that “the lovable Chip has found his forever home! Chip will enjoy his fabulous new backyard and quiet neighborhood. His new mom works from home, so he’ll have plenty of time to cuddle.”
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Chip:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Sunday Wright Fund, in honor of Mary Lou Seymour; Mary Lou Seymour; Anonymous; Karolay Aldave; Celine Villax; Sherry Hutchison; Melissa Farr & Jim Groff; Connie Hardin
Added on December 10, 2017.