Cujo is a Shepherd-Retriever mix. Except for his name, he has nothing in common with the rabid Saint Bernard in horror writer Stephen King’s novel. This one-year-old was surrendered by his owner to the Kershaw County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on January 15th because he had mange. The shelter treated his mange but Cujo had obviously spent most of his time outside in a hot and humid area with mosquitos. Even at his young age, this fellow tested high positive for heartworms.

Stefanie McElveen at the shelter contacted RADAR on January 31st. When The Going Gets Ruff Animal Rescue in Maine wanted to bring Cujo into their rescue. Due to Maine health regulations, he would need heartworm treatment before he could enter the state. Could we help? We weren’t afraid to help this Cujo, as he is as sweet as they come. He had his back-to-back heartworm treatments on February 10th and 11th.

Now that his heartworm treatment was done, Cujo could be on his way to a better life, starting with his transport north on February 18th. The shelter reported he is great with people and other dogs. This young guy has had a hard start in life but due to the combined efforts of the shelter, RADAR and the rescue he is hoping to find a caring new family for the rest of his life. Be sure to view more photos in Cujo’s gallery.

RADAR paid all of Cujo’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $315.

UPDATE! All funds for Cujo 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 Cujo:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Sunday Wright Fund; Ann Weatherhead; Connie Hardin; Brian Mertz; Barb & Marty Myers; Donations Made in Honor of Samira Yaghi’s Birthday

If you are interested in adopting Cujo, please contact When The Going Gets Ruff Animal Rescue.

Added on February 23, 2020.

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