Connor thought he was a goner when he arrived at the Kershaw County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on October 25th. This four-year-old Bully Breed mix had been part of a double animal control seizure, where a horse was seized a few months earlier and later Connor and another dog were seized. Having been clearly neglected, it came as no surprise when Connor tested heartworm positive, which coupled with his breed, would make it harder for him to be rescued or adopted.

Kristina Zieba of the rescue organization Dog4U in South Carolina contacted RADAR to see if we could assist with Connor’s heartworm treatment. If so, Dog4U would pull Connor from the shelter. We agreed to assist, and on October 30th, Connor was out of the shelter. It took him a little while to get his heartworm treatment done due to being high positive, but he received split treatments on December 5th, January 6th and January 7th.

Connor’s foster shared that “Connor is such a ham, I just love this big oaf! Connor never meets a stranger and is so outwardly happy and optimistic. He was obviously an outdoor dog prior to being rescued, but he has settled in quite nicely. The crate, stairs, furniture,  hardwood floors, etc. were all so new to him. He initially walked across the floor like a deer on ice! It’s sad that his life was like that but there are only better days ahead for him now. He pulls like a freight train on his daily leash walks but we are working on those manners. Connor loves car rides and is so good at the vet. Everyone just loves him. He is bouncy and playful, yet quiet. Connor is a bit too active for young or small children, but would do great with teens and up. He uses his tail like a battering ram, if he wags it hard enough it will almost take you to your knees! He will make a great jogging buddy.” Be sure to view more photos in Connor’s gallery.

Kristina also had this to share with us: “Connor got very lucky to be rescued and accepted into the RADAR program. Your support makes a lifesaving difference for so many dogs in need. Thank you for continuing to do what you do and directly impacting the lives of dogs in rural shelters that may otherwise not get their second chance.”

RADAR paid $250 towards Connor’s heartworm treatment costs.

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

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UPDATE! Connor has been adopted!

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Bill Hatfield; Nancy Michelson; Tina Muncy; Jamie Hieber

Added on January 19, 2020.

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