Hey, it’s Jacob here to tell you my amazing story! I’m about four years old and a Chow Chow mix, but some would say that I’m part Teddy Bear! My story starts on November 1st when I was picked up by some folks called animal control, whatever that is. I was taken for a ride, but did not like the destination. Without any choice in the matter, I was admitted to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina. I did not belong there! The place was full of dogs and cats of every kind. Even worse, I found out that I tested heartworm positive. Maybe that’s why nobody would get me out of that place.

I just minded my own business at the shelter, and tried to be my usual calm, patient and gentle self. I didn’t allow all the barking dogs to get me riled up. Thanksgiving came and went, and I had little to be thankful for. Then Christmas came and went, and still I remained stuck at the shelter. Bah! Humbug! But then, on December 27th, Maureen Mahood of RescuedMe in North Carolina reached out to a group called RADAR that helps dogs like me. RADAR, thanks to its kind supporters, agreed to help with my costly heartworm treatment, and I was told I would be rescued!

My heartworm treatment took place on February 4th. What a relief to have that done! If you’re wondering about my ears, I had some sort of old injury to the tip of my ears, so the tips were removed. I was also neutered, without my consent! One of the shelter volunteers had this to say about me: “Jacob is wonderful! What a laid-back sweetheart. He’s perfectly mannered and fantastic on a leash!” Thanks to everyone who helped me! To see more photos of me, click here.

RADAR paid all of Jacob’s heartworm treatment costs totaling $283.

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

UPDATE! Jacob has been adopted! From his new Mom, “We are the incredibly happy new parents of Jacob! He is such a great dog! He gets along with our other two fuzzy black rescue mutts, Akasha and Hudson, wonderfully… even our cat, Cyrus, is fond of him! He has definitely found his forever home with us! Thank you to RADAR for helping Jacob get healthy again…we can’t imagine life without him!”

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 Jacob:

Helping Hands for Hearts FundBlack Dog Fund; Nichole Tracy; Ron & Sheila Alba; Elizabeth Lavoie

Added on February 9, 2014.

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