Chocolate, a three-year-old German Shepherd-Boxer mix, is truly as sweet as his name. Chocolate will also stick to his person just like softly melted chocolate! He was found running with a pack of dogs and brought to the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina as a stray on January 3rd. No one claimed him, and Chocolate was in urgent need of rescue not only because he tested heartworm positive but he also had suspicious looking cysts on his rear right leg.

Love Mutts Rescue in North Carolina requested help for Chocolate from RADAR on January 5th. We committed to helping Chocolate with his medical needs. Chocolate had his cysts aspirated for biopsy after leaving the shelter. Unfortunately, on January 12th, one of the cysts burst. As his foster was an oncology nurse, she was very concerned about the cyst. He was taken to the emergency hospital, where the growth was removed (and he was neutered as well). Happily, no cancer was found.

Chocolate would not leave the side of the volunteer that rescued him from the shelter. He was very quiet on the drive to his foster home, but took to probably his first inside home right away. He was easily house-trained, loved his comfortable doggy bed and picked out the sofa for his perch. He had to learn how to play with toys. Chocolate adores his foster sister and foster parents. Chocolate’s heartworms will be treated now that his other health issues are cleared up. Life is looking very sweet for Chocolate now! Be sure to view more photos in Chocolate’s gallery.

RADAR paid $250 towards Chocolate’s vetting, neutering and growth removal costs.

UPDATE! All funds for Chocolate have been raised! Thank you!

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

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

Sunday Wright Fund; Rebecca Kuga; Lynn Coleman; Gretchen Kozen; Mrs. Dymond’s 5th grade class, for meeting their pass rate goal for the Oceanography unit test

If you are interested in adopting Chocolate, please contact Love Mutts Rescue.

Added on February 8, 2020.

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