The name Phil means love, and that certainly is the case with this Phil! A two to four-year-old Shepherd-Retriever mix, Phil was found as a stray on February 3rd and taken to the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina. Phil appeared to have had a tough life from his old facial scars and a new neck wound. But despite his history is was a gentle soul seeking human contact. Sadly, he was heartworm positive.

Gretchen Kozen, Duplin animal advocate and RADAR liaison for the shelter, requested our help for Phil on February 4th. As an incentive for a rescue to take Phil, we provided an offer to assist with his heartworm treatment costs. On February 15th, Juliet’s House Rescue in North Carolina committed to take Phil! His heartworm treatment was done on March 10th.

“Phil is a very sweet dog,” Maggie Kane, his foster, told us. “Although he has some physical scars from being out on his own for a while, his behavior demonstrates otherwise. Mr. Phil is a very loyal and loving dog. He enjoys his human companionship and likes to romp around with his dog buddies. Phil enjoys being outdoors, but likes to snuggle and nap indoors looking out at the world in his favorite chair. Phil has a nice brown coat with a plush brown tail that is wagging more every day!” To view more photos of Phil, click here.

RADAR paid $250 towards the heartworm treatment costs for Phil.

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

UPDATE! Phil has been adopted!

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

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Laura Jones; Rebecca Firman; Diana Berkstresser; Dorian Edwin / Creations for Castaway Canines

Added on March 26, 2016.

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