Roll out the welcome mat for Matt! Found as a stray, one to two-year-old Matt was picked up by animal control on November 2nd and taken to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina. He weighs in at about 60 pounds and has a distinctive black-and-white face. As for his breed mix, it’s anyone’s guess! Not surprisingly, he was heartworm positive. For over six weeks he lingered at the shelter.

When One Life to Live Rescue and Adoption in Pennsylvania expressed interest in taking Matt on December 21st, only one obstacle stood in the way: the cost of his heartworm treatment. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, knew just what to do: ask us. We agreed to cover the cost and Matt had his rescue commitment! He received his heartworm treatment on February 14th.

We were told this about Matt from his time at the shelter: “He is such a polite, friendly and mellow fellow. He was easily handled by the volunteers. Everyone kept saying what a good boy he was. Matt has a sweet, soft-spoken disposition and he walks great on a lead. He loved attention and would cry when he had to put back in his dog run.” To see more photos of Matt, click here.

RADAR paid all $264 of the heartworm treatment costs for Matt.

UPDATE! All funds for Matt 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! Matt has been adopted!

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Wags 4 Hope; Sara Daza; Tina Muncy; Laura Jones

Added on February 23, 2017.

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