This five-year-old Golden Retriever-Great Pyrenees mix might not be a wizard, but he is certainly majestic! This undeniably handsome guy was given to someone who didn’t seem to care for him at all, and was tied to a tree and left to languish outside. Merlin had little room to move around, and while there was a dog house, it was too small for him. Folks at the Mary Ann Morris Animal Society (MAMAS) shelter in rural Bamberg County in South Carolina had heard about poor Merlin and asked for him to be relinquished to the shelter, but the owner would only let Merlin go for a price. Knowing they couldn’t allow Merlin to live like this any longer, the MAMAS staff offered $100 for him, and the owner accepted. Merlin was taken to the shelter on May 8th. It came as no surprise when he tested heartworm positive.

Ruthie Rish with MAMAS asked RADAR if we could cover Merlin’s heartworm treatment costs. If so, he would have a much better opportunity to be adopted or rescued. “This dog  just needs a little help,” Ruthie said, “and then he is certain to be able to find a great home. He is a great adoption candidate. We agreed, and he had his heartworm treatment done on June 7th.

“Merlin is a super sweet and gorgeous dog,” Ruthie told us. “He is well-behaved, with a smiling personality, just looking for a friend. By the way, we changed his name from Muffin to Merlin because Muffin just did not suit him!” To see more photos of Merlin, click here.

RADAR paid all $270 of the heartworm treatment costs for Merlin.

UPDATE! All funds for Merlin 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! Merlin has been adopted! He also has a new name… Bear!

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Freya Hill; Anonymous; Sarah Lizee; Mary-Lawrence Yanniello; The Venables

Added on July 1, 2018.

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