Randall was impounded as a stray on June 28th at the Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina. He was optimistic about getting adopted. What’s not to like about a mature, single, intelligent, handsome German Shepherd dog? Unfortunately, seven-year-old Randall tested positive for heartworms. He was not allowed on the adoption floor. The only way Randall could leave the shelter alive would be if a rescue pulled him and provided the medical care he needed.

Mary Lou Seymour of The Heart Beat Goes On program told Randall not to worry. “We’ll get a handle on this, Randall,” she said. “No one holds a candle to you, Randall,” she said. “It would be a scandal if no one wanted you, Randall,” she said. So on July 6th, the optimistic Mary Lou began to network the optimistic death row dog. On July 15th the Palmetto Animal Welfare Society (the parent organization of The Heart Beat Goes On) said they could take Randall but only if funds were available for his heartworm treatment. Mary Lou appealed to RADAR for assistance and we agreed to cover his heartworm treatment costs. Randall was now safe! He had his heartworm treatment on August 7th. Optimism is contagious: on August 10th Dog Star Rescue in Connecticut decided to take Randall.

Randall has the bones of a German Shepherd. Not just in the anatomical sense, but in the sense that he does well with a leader. He wants to please, which is the hallmark of the breed. Years of neglect have contributed to a knowledge deficit, but Randall is a willing pupil and a quick study. We are optimistic about Randall’s future! To view more photos of Randall, click here.

RADAR paid all $411 of Randall’s heartworm treatment costs.

UPDATE! Randall has been adopted!

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

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 Randall:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Chloe’s SOS Fund; Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson, in memory of their dog, Chloe; Tina Muncy; Mary Lou Seymour; Sherry Hutchison & Michael Adams, in loving memory of their dog, Bella Bug

Added on September 8, 2015.

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