Thank goodness that the old expression “can’t see the forest for the trees” didn’t apply to this Forest! When he arrived as a stray at the Vance County Animal Control shelter in North Carolina in early May, he was emaciated. It looked like Forest had been on his own for some time and had not fared well. Despite his rough life, he was super affectionate. But deep in the Forest lurked a life-threatening menace: heartworms. This one-year-old Pit Bull mix would only be safe in the shelter until May 12th, after that date Forest could be euthanized at any time.

On May 20th Christine Zois with the Feline Canine Fellowship Coalition rescue in South Carolina contacted RADAR. The rescue was interested in taking Forest and having him catch a rescue transport on May 22nd IF they could get help with Forest’s heartworm treatment. We agreed and Forest was safe! After gaining some much-needed weight, Forest received his heartworm treatment on July 13th.

“Forest is a happy, wiggly, lovable little Pocket Pittie!” Christine told us. “He is okay around cats and we are still working on building up his confidence level and socialization skills around other dogs. After he fully recovers from his heartworm treatment, he will be ready for his forever home.” Click here to view more photos of Forest.

RADAR paid all of Forest’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $257.

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

UPDATE! Forest has been adopted!

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 Forest:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Bully Breed Dog Fund; Karen Dymond; AmazonSmile

Added on July 29, 2015.

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