Jaxson was hoping for just a fraction of good fortune when he arrived as a stray to the Duplin County Animal Services shelter in North Carolina. A three-year-old golden Labrador Retriever mix, he came into a very crowded shelter on March 14th. Unfortunately, Jaxson tested positive for heartworms. His heartworm positive state at a large 66 pounds endangered his life at the shelter and he would need his fortunes to change quickly to be saved.

On March 18th, Peak Lab Rescue in North Carolina requested RADAR’s help to pay for Jaxson’s heartworm treatment. We understood that Jaxson was time critical and agreed to help him right away. Due to COVID-19, Jaxson’s treatment was delayed, but he had his back-to-back heartworm treatments on May 11th and 12th.

“Jaxson has been seamlessly adjusting to his new lifestyle,” Jaxson’s foster wrote about him. “He loves all the attention of being an only dog, but enjoys the time he gets to spend with his other four-legged friends. He enjoys exploring all the trails around the Chapel Hill area and has even made it to swim a few weekends at Lake Buckhorn. We are enjoying the extra home time to go on long walks, play fetch, and Jaxson is going crazy with all the toys (even when we accidentally rolls them under the couch every other time).”

Then Jaxson’s future became most fortunate when his foster decided to adopt him! “We are very excited to have our first beach trip this summer to play in the sound and see if we like swimming at the beach just as much as we like the lake!” Be sure to view more photos in Jaxson’s gallery.

RADAR paid all $342 of the heartworm treatment costs for Jaxson.

UPDATE! Jaxson has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds for Jaxson 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 Jaxson:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Sunday Wright Fund; Rebecca Kuga; Anonymous; Gretchen Kozen; Tina’s Mom; Gerald Huber

Added on May 31, 2020.

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