Jethro was on death row. He had arrived at the North Augusta Animal Control facility in Aiken County, South Carolina, as a stray on January 18th. The shelter listed the age of this 50-pound Labrador Retriever mix as two years old… or was he?? Not only was he a black dog, but he also had a skin infection and was heartworm positive.

On January 28th, Mary Lou Seymour of Shelter Animals Advocates in South Carolina and its HeartBeat Goes On program sought our help with Jethro. Dog Star Rescue in Connecticut would take him, but funding would be needed for his heartworm treatment. We agreed to assist. As it turns out, Jethro was much older, with the best guess that he was about eight years old. Because of his age, his heartworm treatment was done in two parts on February 1st and March 10th.

This dog is just cool!” December Clark, Mary Lou’s partner with Shelter Animals Advocates and its HeartBeat Goes On program told us. “He has a country-dog-laying-on-a-porch personality. If you sit near him, he slowly walks over to you and purposely places his paw on your lap. In another life he must have been a therapy dog. As soon as he puts his paw on you, you forget everything and concentrate on petting him. This dog has a lot of love to give someone out there.” Click here to view more photos of Jethro.

RADAR paid all of Jethro’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $366.

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

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

UPDATE! Jethro has been adopted! His new name is Jed!

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Jethro:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Chloe’s SOS Fund ($100); Black Dog Fund ($50); Peggy Marshall

Added on March 28, 2018.

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