Maddox owes his life to tics: acrobatics performed by volunteers who jumped through hoops for him; shameless dramatics employed by advocates to find a rescue for him; anesthetics and antibiotics that helped him recover from his neuter surgery and heartworm treatment. A three-year-old Shepherd mix, Maddox was surrendered by his owner to the Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on January 21st. Testing heartworm positive prohibited Maddox from being available for adoption. A rescue commitment was required to save his life.

On January 26th, Mary Lou Seymour of The Heart Beat Goes On program began her efforts to find a rescue for Maddox. After several days of striking out, on February 1st Mary Lou asked for RADAR’s help with his heartworm treatment costs as an incentive for a rescue to take Maddox. We agreed, and the next day, Groundhog Day, any shadow of a doubt about his life was eliminated when Augusta Dog Adoptions in Virginia agreed to take Maddox! He was transported to the rescue on February 6th.

Maddox had his initial vetting and neutering done on March 9th and received his heartworm treatment on March 10th. We were told this about Maddox: “He’s a very lively and cheerful boy who loves to go for walks. He walks well on a leash, and loves to be the center of attention!” His shelter evaluation indicated that he was friendly and relaxed. Click here to view more photos of Maddox.

RADAR paid all of the initial vetting, neutering and heartworm treatment costs for Maddox, totaling $225.

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

UPDATE! Maddox 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 Maddox:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Marsha Garrett; Jennifer Logan; Anne & Patrick Killeen

Added on March 24, 2015.

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