Murphy’s Law goes something like this: “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” And for this Murphy, that sure was the case. Seven years old and a German Shepherd mix, Murphy was surrendered on September 9th to the Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina. Bad enough to be an older dog in a high-kill rural shelter, but then Murphy’s Law kicked in when Murphy tested positive for heartworms. At this shelter that meant he was not even available for adoption. Only a rescue commitment could save Murphy’s life.

While Mary Lou Seymour with the The Heart Beat Goes On program is a law-abiding citizen, when it came to Murphy, she was determined to break Murphy’s Law! On September 8th, she began networking Murphy to rescues (he was known as Hadoka at the shelter). On September 21st, with Murphy’s time running out, Dog Star Rescue in Connecticut stepped up to take him. However, help was needed to cover his heartworm treatment costs. Mary Lou knew just what to do: ask RADAR. She did and we agreed.

Murphy’s heartworm treatment took place on September 29th. December Clark, Mary Lou’s partner with The Heart Beat Goes On, told us this about Murphy: “He’s a very sweet fella. Murphy is relaxed and friendly. He had an awful flea allergy which caused some of his hair to be missing in his tail area. Getting the care he needs will mend him so that he can be at his most beautiful best.” To see more photos of Murphy, click here.

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

UPDATE! All funds for Murphy have been raised! Thank you!

UPDATE! Murphy has been adopted… by his foster family!

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 Murphy:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($150); Chloe’s SOS Fund ($100); Susan Stephens; Tamara Talbot; Sandra Van Nostrand

Added on October 16, 2016.

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