Like an unwanted Christmas gift being returned, Montley, who was adopted from the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina just before Christmas, was returned just after Christmas. Montley had been the adopters second choice; they really wanted a smaller dog, so they brought him back! Approximately seven years old, Montley is a 70-pound Newfoundland mix. The combination of being a large, black and heartworm positive, made him all the more at risk at this small rural shelter.

On New Year’s Day, Gretchen Kozen, Duplin animal advocate and RADAR liaison for the shelter, asked for our assistance with Montley. To encourage a rescue to take him, we provided an offer to assist with his heartworm treatment costs. On January 18th, Passion 4 Paws Rescue in Vermont decided to pull Montley! He received his first heartworm treatment on February 21st.

“Montley is good with other dogs and cats,” the rescue told us. “He is a snuggle bug and picks a special person. He gets attached quickly. He loves cheese and mouth clicks. Montley is potty trained and crate trained, but does not like the crate; he likes to be with his humans. Montley knows several commands and even gives high fives! Montley is well mannered and a good listener. He’s playful and greets you at the door with a wagging body of delight!” Click here to view more photos of Montley.

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

UPDATE! All funds for Montley 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 Montley:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($50); Chloe’s SOS Fund ($50); Black Dog Fund ($50); Elizabeth Lavoie

If you are interested in adopting Montley, please contact Passion 4 Paws Rescue.

Added on March 12, 2017.

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