Cowen is to be forgiven for not knowin’ that the day he was owner surrendered to the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina was his lucky day. Cowen, his companion Peace and their two puppies, Trinity and Trenton, arrived at the shelter on May 13th. Cowen, a Boxer, Hound and Bully Breed mix, was only about a year old, but his heart was already infested with heartworms. Cowen being heartworm positive greatly reduced his chances of being adopted or rescued from this often full shelter.

On May 23rd, Kelli Williams of The Guardian Animal Foundation in North Carolina, reached out to RADAR to see if we could help with Cowen’s “slow-kill” heartworm medication. The rescue wanted to take Cowen into their program, but needed help with the costs. We agreed to assist. On May 31st, Cowen’s heartworm medication was purchased and he started the treatment immediately. The rest of the family was also rescued!

Cowen loves being around other dogs. He is a timid, unsure sweetheart who is slowly beginning to trust humans again. “Cowen is starting to come out of his shell,” his foster says, “and has started asking for affection from me more than my husband!” To see more photos of Cowen, click here.

RADAR paid all $264 of the heartworm treatment medication costs, for Cowen.

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

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($50); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Mario Rivero; Jody Hoffman; Brian Mertz; Anonymous; Jody Hoffmann; Jackie West; Jill Sicheneder; Gretchen Kozen

Added on June 2, 2019.

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