In Hebrew, the name Ozzie means “strong,” which perfectly describes this two-year-old Shepherd mix who lived a life of neglect until now. On May 15th, his owners surrendered him to the Marion County Animal Shelter in South Carolina. Losing his home turned out to be more of a blessing than one might assume though, since poor Ozzie had lived his whole life on a chain. Unfortunately, due to the poor living conditions at his previous home, Ozzie tested positive for heartworms.

On June 28th, DogGone Shelter Intervention in South Carolina reached out to RADAR to see if we could cover Ozzie’s heartworm treatment. We agreed, and Ozzie ended up getting a second chance at life when DogGone Shelter Intervention pulled him on July 5th. He received his treatment on August 31st.

The people at DogGone Shelter Intervention said this about Ozzie: “Not only did he suffer from living on a chain, but his owners then surrendered him to the shelter. Which was good for him because Doggone Shelter Intervention was able to save him. He is such a calm and sweet boy. He wants nothing more than to be close by you and lay his head on your lap.” To see more photos of Ozzie, click here.

RADAR paid all $280 of the heartworm treatment costs for Ozzie.

UPDATE! All funds for Ozzie 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! Ozzie has been adopted!

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Rebecca Kuga; Anonymous; Linda Siegert / Collars of Hope Creations

Added on October 3, 2017.

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