Louie might have said “phooey” when he arrived at the Mary Ann Morris Animal Society (MAMAS) shelter in Bamberg County South Carolina on March 6th. A two- to three-year-old Bully Breed mix, he came into the shelter as a stray. This high-energy fellow soon came to see it was his lucky day when he arrived at the shelter. He had bowed back legs, the result of torn bilateral cruciate ligaments. To add to the challenges of Louie getting an adopter or rescue was the fact that he was heartworm positive. But who would want a heartworm positive Bully Breed mix with leg issues? The treatment for both is expensive and Louie needed someone on his side.

Ruthie Rish of MAMAS was on his side, and asked RADAR to help Louie on April 27th. Laura’s Hope Rescue in Pennsylvania was interested in rescuing Louie and if needed, they would take care of his torn ligaments. The only thing needed was help for Louie’s heartworm treatment costs. Could we help Louie out? We said we would be on his side too! Louie completed his heartworm treatment on April 30th.

Louie was such a friendly and popular guy at the shelter that he had dogs break into his pen to play with him! His nickname was “Mr. Personality.” “He is smart,” we were told. “He knows how to sit when asked, and fetches a ball. He wants to be everyone’s friend, unless you’re a cat.” This fellow is house-trained and crate trained and loves school-aged children. He has no pain from his torn ligaments and it does not stop him one bit from playing! Because it isn’t impacting his love of life, this will be something that his rescue and his future adopter will keep an eye on. Click here to view more photos of Louie.

RADAR paid all of Louie’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $325.

UPDATE! All funds for Louie 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 Louie:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Sunday Wright Fund; Brittany Burger; Mrs. Dymond’s Fifth Grade Class, for meeting their pass rate goal on their Measurements unit test; Marsha Garrett; Tina Muncy

If you are interested in adopting Louie, please contact Laura’s Hope Rescue.

Added on May 19, 2019.

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