In mythology the griffin is portrayed as a mix between an eagle and a lion. But just like the Eagles hit song, you’d need “Lyin’ Eyes” to see either an eagle or a lion, let alone both, in this Griffin! Three years old and a Terrier mix, Griffin arrived as a stray at the Chesterfield County Animal Services shelter in South Carolina on November 13th. A delightful little dog, Griffin should have been quickly adopted or rescued. But Griffin was heartworm positive, so there was no adopter or rescue interest.

Fortunately, Megan Openhym, the founder and president of God’s Grace Canine Rescue in Maryland, has eagle eyes when it comes to finding at-risk dogs like Griffin. On November 15th, Megan contacted RADAR to ask for our help with Griffin. If we could pay the lion’s share of his heartworm treatment, she could pull him. We agreed and Griffin was safe!

Griffin received his heartworm treatment on December 29th. “He gets along famously with his foster siblings,” Megan told us, ” and he knows no stranger. He enjoys going for car rides!” To see more photos of Griffin, click here.

RADAR paid all $165 of the heartworm treatment costs for Griffin.

UPDATE! All funds for Griffin 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: Griffin has been adopted!

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($50); Lori L; Denise Chmielewski; Liam Paskvan

Added on January 15, 2017.

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