Heath likes to show his teeth when he smiles, and this one-year-old Labrador Retriever smiles a lot. He arrived at Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on September 24th. Since Heath is a stray, not much is known about his past except that his owners were not giving him heartworm preventive. At a relatively young age, this otherwise very adoptable dog tested positive for heartworms.

Mary Lou Seymour of Shelter Animals Advocates (SAA) and its HeartBeat Goes On program found a rescue that would take Heath if his heartworms could be treated first. Dog Star Rescue in Connecticut was waiting for Heath, so SAA contacted RADAR on October 11th. We agreed to help Heath. A complication arose as Heath developed kennel cough, but fortunately he recovered and completed his heartworm treatment on October 22nd.

“Heath is easy-going and a typical Labrador Retriever,” December Clark, with SAA, said. “He’s a happy fellow and not too large at 42 pounds.” He’s friendly and sweet, so let’s find an adoption wreath for Heath! To see more photos of Heath, click here.

RADAR paid all $313 of the heartworm treatment costs for Heath.

UPDATE! All funds for Heath 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 Heath:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Black Dog Fund ($50); Jennifer Siegert; Tina Muncy; Elizabeth Lavoie

If you are interested in adopting Heath, please contact Dog Star Rescue.

Added on November 17, 2019.

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