They say good things come in small packages, yet everyone seemed to ignore little Jax at the shelter. Weighing in at only 15 pounds, this three-year-old Jack Russell Terrier was brought to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina by animal control on June 3rd. Like so many other heartworm positive dogs in shelters, Jax was at-risk for want of a rescue willing to take on the cost of heartworm treatment. Even though that cost would be minimal for Jax, he still had no takers.

Through the networking efforts of the Darlington County Humane Society volunteers, Furever Friends Rescue in New York was interested in taking Jax if his heartworm treatment costs were paid. On August 1st, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society volunteers, Susan Blakeney, asked for our help with Jax. We agreed and Jax was safe!

On August 5th, Jax had his heartworm treatment done. Susan had this to tell us about Jax: “Unlike most dogs of his breed, he’s actually more of a mellow yellow. He yearns to crawl up on your lap. Jax is very cuddly, friendly and warm at heart. He’ll make a super playmate to both dogs and cats.” Click here to view more photos of Jax.

RADAR paid all $98 of the heartworm treatment costs for Jax.

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

UPDATE! Jax has been adopted!

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 Jax:

Gina Hartmann

Added on August 10, 2013.

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