Howdy, I’m Morris, a five-year-old Treeing Walker Coonhound. I looked and felt horrible when I was picked up as a stray after being dumped as a hunting dog by my owner. I was taken to the Mary Ann Morris Animal Society (MAMAS) shelter in Bamberg County, South Carolina, on November 11th. I had some problems with my hind leg and my skin was a mess: red, inflamed and a lot of my fur was missing. I was emaciated and worst of all, they told me I was heartworm positive. When Ruthie Rish with MAMAS came to look at me, I was so happy to be on my comfortable shelter Kurunda bed. I lifted up my head and she said that I had the biggest, saddest eyes. I somehow knew that she wanted to help me.

I found out that Laura’s Hope Rescue in Pennsylvania was interested in taking me, but needed help with the costs of clearing up my heartworms (I understand they will kill a dog if left untreated). Ruthie reached out to a group called RADAR on January 3rd asking for their assistance. The costs of treating heartworms is expensive, and I was sure glad to hear that RADAR would help me! I had two back-to-back heartworm injections on January 6th and 7th, and was transported to the rescue on January 11th.

My leg was x-rayed and short of amputation, which I don’t want, it is the best it can be. Folks say that I am super sweet and get along with everyone. It’s true that I don’t have a mean bone in my body. I promise I’ll be an extra special pet, friend and member of a loving family now that I have my second chance in life. I also won over lots of folks on my transport to rescue. They said, “Morris is kissy, strong and wonderful.” My overnight foster said that I’m “ALL HOUND! He’s a sweet boy who needs a hound-loving family who will appreciate how great he is!” Be sure to check out more photos of me in my gallery.

RADAR paid all of the heartworm treatment cost for Morris, which totaled $270.

UPDATE! All funds for Morris 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 Morris:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Freya Hill; Sara Daza; For the Love of Rescues Calendar proceeds; Linda Siegert / Collars of Hope Creations

If you are interested in adopting Morris, please contact Laura’s Hope Rescue.

Added on January 19, 2020.

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