“Clifford the Big Red Dog” was a children’s book series and an animated television series. This Clifford no doubt got his name because of his resemblance with his reddish color; after all, he is a Redtick Coonhound! Two years old and weighing approximately 60 pounds, Clifford was a stray who ended up at the Hampton County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on October 30th. As is so often the case, he tested heartworm positive.

On November 8th, Mary Lou Seymour of Shelter Animals Advocates and its Heart Beat Goes On program began her hunt for a rescue for Clifford. Luckily for him, Dog Star Rescue in Connecticut offered to take him on November 16th. The only obstacle remaining was find funding for the cost of his heartworm treatment. But Mary Lou knew just what to do: ask RADAR. She did and we agreed!

Clifford received his heartworm treatment on November 18th. We were told this about Clifford from December Clark, also with Shelter Animals Advocates and The Heart Beat Goes On program: “He’s a gorgeous boy! He’s dog friendly, people friendly, and leash trained. How he ended up at the shelter boggles my mind. He’s nice and easygoing. Typical of Hounds, his nose rules him!” To see more photos of Clifford, click here.

RADAR paid all $381 of the heartworm treatment costs for Clifford.

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

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Sunday Wright Fund, in honor of Mary Lou Seymour; Tamara Talbot; Lisa McGinn, on behalf of her dogs, Elvis & ClemmyDorian Edwin / Creations for Castaway Canines; Buckwalter Family; Tina Muncy; Barb & Marty Myers; Leeann Lindrose; Susan Jackson

Added on November 30, 2017.

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