Copper, a three-year-old Bully Breed mix with a handsome copper coat, had a sad Valentine’s Day. He arrived at the Lee County Animal Services shelter in North Carolina on February 14th as a stray. He was in danger of being euthanized due to his bad cough, and it did not help matters at all that he tested positive for heartworms.

Anna Cilento, founder and director of Suruluna Animal Rescue in New York, had her eye on Copper and wanted to save him (he was known as Zoltan at the shelter). The rescue would need assistance with Copper’s heartworm treatment costs. On February 22nd, she asked RADAR if we would help. We committed to helping Copper. Before he could have heartworm treatment, Copper had to be treated for his cough. He had to be on three medications before his lungs cleared up and his cough was cured. Copper had x-rays on May 9th to determine if he was healthy enough for the strenuous heartworm treatment. He had his first heartworm treatment on June 6th.

“Copper is a very sweet young dog,” his rescue said. “He loves other dogs and people, he loves playing outside, long walks and being petted. Copper has the most amazing sweet face which can make your heart melt. He would love a calm family who will take him around, let him play and cuddle in the winter evenings. Copper is not very big in size but has a great big personality. He could be a wonderful family dog and a wonderful companion for anyone. His eyes will tell you that it’s all about love.” Be sure to view more photos in Copper’s gallery.

RADAR paid all of Copper’s x-ray and initial heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $264.

UPDATE! Copper has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds for Copper 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 Copper:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Brian Mertz; Gladdy Young

Added on June 21, 2020.

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