With Griff’s story, a response of “Good grief!” would be more like “Good Griff!” This approximately five-year-old Boxer mix arrived on August 13th at the Chesterfield County Animal Services shelter in South Carolina. Griff was brought to the shelter as a stray by animal control. He had old scars around his neck and all over his body. The shelter staff believed that he may have had an embedded collar at some point in his life. Griff appeared not to have had the best luck in his life, and desperately needed a second chance. Another dog bit him in the face, through the fence. Poor Griff had been minding his own business, and he ended up with a swollen lip afterwards! And on top of it all, Griff tested heartworm positive.

Deanna Dixon, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, contacted RADAR on September 23rd to see if we could help Griff. The same day we posted an offer to assist with his heartworm treatment costs as an incentive for a rescue to take Griff. And it worked! On September 26th, Dochas N Gra (Hope and Love) Animal Rescue in South Carolina agreed to take Griff! He received his heartworm treatment on October 6th and 7th.

“Griff arrived appearing to have had a rough life,” Deanna told us. “He was scared and not sure what was going on. But after a couple of days at the shelter he started to trust us. Griff’s personality began to blossom with each passing day. He greeted us with a wiggly tail and kisses! We discovered he even knew a few basic commands. The only thing that held him back from getting rescued was being heartworm positive. Thanks to RADAR’S help, Griff was able to be saved, and we at Chesterfield couldn’t be happier, and we know Griff is thrilled to get a second chance at life!” To view more photos of Griff, click here.

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

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

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UPDATE! Griff has been adopted!

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Sloane Bailey; Kathy O’Connor; Melissa Feeney; Jennifer Siegert

Added on October 19, 2014.

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