The name Maxwell means someone who lived at Maccus’ (great) spring or the stream of Maccus the Great. But this Maxwell, a handsome two-year old Rottweiler-Hound mix, was not feeling so great when his owner surrendered him to the Sumter County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on December 12th. His owner could no longer afford to care for him. Maxwell was a shelter favorite and tested well with both other dogs and cats. But the shelter was getting full, and Maxwell had no adopter or rescue interest, probably due to testing heartworm positive.

On January 24th, Cathy Leinert, the founder of Cathy’s Rottie Rescue, Rehab & Sanctuary in Connecticut contacted us about Maxwell. The rescue wanted to save him but needed our help to cover his heartworm treatment costs. We agreed, and on February 7th, Maxwell completed his heartworm treatment.

Maxwell arrived in Connecticut on February 16th, along with Jett, another RADAR-assisted dog saved by Cathy’s Rottie Rescue, Rehab & Sanctuary. Maxwell’s new adoptive family was eagerly awaiting his arrival! Despite his long transport, he immediately started playing with his toys and seeking his adopters’ attention. “Maxwell is silly and playful,” according to his new family. “He loves his crate, he loves his toys, he loves everything. He is curious and inquisitive, active and good-natured.” To see more photos of Maxwell, click here.

RADAR paid all $375 of the heartworm treatment costs for Maxwell.

UPDATE! Maxwell has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds for Maxwell 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 Maxwell:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Black Dog Fund ($50); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Carole Duzich; Mary Harrison; Kat Yazzie; Maggi Berwind-Dart; Catherine Hawley, for Laura Robert’s Facebook Fundraiser

Added on March 10, 2019.

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