If you stare at Claire you might swear that you see a bear! On August 24th, Claire arrived as a stray at the Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina. Two years old and a Retriever mix, the very adoptable 30-pound Claire was not eligible to be adopted from the shelter because she tested positive for heartworms. It would take rescue commitment to save Claire from being euthanized.

On August 28th, Mary Lou Seymour with the The Heart Beat Goes On program began her task of making rescues aware of Claire. On September 6th, with little time left to spare for Claire, Dog Star Rescue in Connecticut offered to take her. But there was just one hitch: covering the costs of her heartworm treatment. Mary Lou requested our help for the heartworm treatment fare for Claire. We agreed and Claire was safe!

Claire had her heartworm treatment done on September 20th. December Clark, Mary Lou’s partner with The Heart Beat Goes On, had this to share about Claire: “She is somewhat submissive and timid, but sweet as can be. She does a lot of tail wagging! She does very well with other dogs. With a little confidence building, Claire will be a great little dog.” Click here to view more photos of Claire.

RADAR paid all of Claire’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $350.

UPDATE! All funds for Claire 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! Claire has been adopted! We were told, “Joan had lost her husband and dog within the past few years and her daughters wanted nothing more than to help her find her new best friend. They are the perfect match for one another and this sweet girl is going to be so loved!”

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($150); Black Dog Fund ($50); Jennifer Siegert; Diana Berkstresser

Added on October 9, 2016.

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