Hammy, who was originally named Ham, arrived at the Moore County Animal Control in North Carolina on November 19th. This pocket-sized black Labrador Retriever mix had spent the entire two to three years of his life tied to a tree, not knowing the warmth of being inside or a kind human touch. Despite his upbringing and fear, Hammy proved to be friendly to people, dogs and cats. Along with his fear, Hammy had one other legacy of an uncaring owner: he tested positive for heartworms.

On November 27th, Karen Steers of Peak Lab Rescue in North Carolina contacted RADAR about Hammy. The rescue wanted to pull him from the shelter but needed help with the costs of his heartworm treatment. We agreed to help, and on February 25th and 26th, Hammy had his heartworm treatment.

Hammy blossomed in his foster home. His only desire was to give love and be loved, along with maybe a few games of playing fetch. “Hammy is crate trained, friendly to cats, loves children,” his foster parent said. “And, he even does okay around chickens and ducks with supervision! Hammy pulls a little on the leash but is easy for anyone to walk, including children.” Hammy gained confidence in his foster home and then the best news of all: Hammy found his forever home! To see more photos of Hammy, click here.

RADAR paid all $285 of the heartworm treatment costs for Hammy.

UPDATE! Hammy has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds for Hammy 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 Hammy:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Black Dog Fund ($50); Ashes for Hope; Maggi Berwind-Dart, in honor of Ken Siegert’s birthday; Becki Kelso, in honor of Ken Siegert’s birthday; Beth Reedy, in honor of Ken Siegert’s birthday

Added on March 17, 2019.

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