Like his namesake elevator company, Otis has had his ups and downs. On the downside, this two to three-year-old Boxer mix ended up as a stray at the Greenwood County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on February 27th. He also tested positive for heartworms, which greatly limited his ability to get adopted or rescued.

On the upside, Mary Lou Seymour with the Shelter Animals Advocates and its HeartBeat Goes On program went to work to give Otis a lift. And that’s just what he got on March 14th, when Dog Star Rescue in Connecticut agreed to take him. The only thing still needed was funding for his heartworm treatment. Mary Lou requested our help and we agreed to assist. On March 17th, Otis received his heartworm treatment.

December Clark, also with Shelter Animals Advocates and The HeartBeat Goes On, told us this about Otis: “He’s a very nice dog, who’s friendly and gentle. Otis has manners. He likes his space. He will object loudly to anyone stopping and staring at him for too long!” To see more photos of Otis, click here.

RADAR paid all $381 of the heartworm treatment costs for Otis.

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

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

UPDATE! Otis has been adopted!

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Otis:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Andy’s Safe Haven Fund, in memory of Ginnie Freeburn’s dog, Andy; Rebecca Kuga; Martin Hurston, in honor of Jess’s birthday; Jennifer Siegert; Joseph Patterson, in memory of his beloved partner, Patrick A. Joyce

Added on April 7, 2018.

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