Matlock’s on the case! Just like the lawyer of television fame of the same name, this one to two-year-old Labrador Retriever-Hound mix has a down-home demeanor and a country-boy charm. He was impounded as a stray at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on November 9th. When Matlock was found to be heartworm positive, he needed an advocate. He found one in Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue.

On December 7th, Susan asked for our help with the cost of treating Matlock’s heartworms. Puppy Paws Rescue in Maryland was interested in pulling Matlock if his heartworm treatment could be provided. Matlock, the legendary lawyer, charged high fees, and so were the costs of treating this 75-pound dog, as the fees are based on weight. We provided a challenge to the Darlington Rescue folks: if they could raise $164 of the $414 cost, RADAR would provide the other $250. They did and we did, and Matlock was safe! He had his heartworm treatment on January 5th.

The shelter staff had this to say about Matlock: “Exceptionally handsome, this long-legged Labby boy is almost too good to be true. He was a nice leash walker who would have loved to go for a jog, but he did not try to drag me down the street! He was relaxed and friendly when greeting other people and dogs. He walked right past several cats without paying any attention. He is easygoing and animated, and just a little bit goofy. Matlock would be a great fit for an active, outgoing family.” Click here to view more photos of Matlock.

RADAR paid $250 towards Matlock’s heartworm treatment costs.

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

UPDATE! Matlock has been adopted! His new name is Eli!

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 Matlock:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Gail O’Connor

Added on January 30, 2016.

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