“And the Oscar goes to…” We expect to hear the name of one individual chosen among many; but in the case of Oscar the dog, the award is shared by many who chose one.

Oscar is a three to four-year-old Boxer-Hound mix who was brought to the Aiken County Animal Shelter on January 6th. He had been tied to a tree on an abandoned property. He was emaciated and freezing. Oscar, known as Barry at the shelter, was severely underweight at 40 pounds, and he also tested heartworm positive. He could not be adopted to the public, so his name went on the euthanasia list. Faced with the threat of death twice, Oscar gets the award for most unbroken dog in a bleak picture.

Mary Lou Seymour with The Heart Beat Goes On program began networking Oscar on January 15th. Mary Lou gets the award for most tireless devotion to saving dogs on death row. On January 16th, Purr-Fect Match Animal Rescue in Wisconsin expressed interest in pulling Oscar if funding were available for the heartworm treatment. Mary Lou asked RADAR for help and we immediately agreed. On January 18th, Purr-Fect Match committed to taking Oscar! They win the award for valued affiliate. As for us, virtue is its own award!

Oscar safely left the shelter and took his freedom ride on January 20th. He received his heartworm treatment on February 20th. Oscar says that everyone in his picture is a winner! Click here to see more photos of Oscar.

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

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

UPDATE! Oscar has been adopted!

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 Oscar:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Kathy O’Connor; Mariam Wright

Added on March 1, 2015.

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