It all started when Moose was on the loose! This five to six-year-old Black Labrador Retriever mix arrived as a stray at the Rutherford County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on August 26th. Unlike most stray dogs coming into shelters, Moose was microchipped. His owners were called, but they never came for him. He was already neutered and a beautiful boy; however, because he was a big black dog, he had no adopter or rescue interest.

With time rapidly running out for Moose, on September 4th, RADAR provided an offer of assistance as an incentive for a rescue to take him. On September 6th, Paws4Rescue in Connecticut agreed to take Moose! That same day, he left the shelter, went to the vet and then to his temporary foster home. Unfortunately, Moose tested heartworm positive. We agreed to increase our assistance offer to help with his unexpected heartworm treatment costs.

Moose’s heartworm treatment was completed on September 26th. In response to RADAR paying half of the $488 bill, Cyndi Berkowitz, the director of Paws4Rescue, wrote this to us: “Wow!!!! I don’t know what to say. I am in tears! Thank you so much!!!! I have heard that Moose is so wonderful, and we have people waiting here in Connecticut to meet him. With this help we can help another dog who might need heartworm treatment. Thanks so much!” To view more photos of Moose, click here.

RADAR paid $244 to cover half of Moose’s heartworm treatment costs.

UPDATE! Moose has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds for Moose 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 Moose:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Sharon Lehr; Elizabeth Lavoie; Jessica Gutacker

Added on October 2, 2013.

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