What Ray needed was a ray of hope! On February 10th, this one to two-year-old Chihuahua-Beagle mix arrived as a hopeless stray at the Sampson County Animal Shelter in North Carolina. He was very shy and skittish, and appeared not to have had many good dog experiences in his past. There was a fleeting ray of hope for Ray when a rescue pulled him. Unfortunately, when he tested heartworm positive, the rescue could no longer take him. Ray now found himself on death row at the shelter.

A ray of light was shed upon Ray’s plight by shelter animal advocate Leslie Lewis. On February 20th, Laura Roberts and her Road Home Rescue in North Carolina offered to take Ray and place him in a foster home. However, this was contingent upon funding being provided for Ray’s heartworm treatment. Leslie requested RADAR’s help and we agreed. On March 3rd, Ray was safely out of the shelter and off to his temporary foster home. His heartworm treatment took place on March 10th. Ray made his way to Burlington County Animal Alliance in New Jersey on March 15th, and looks forward to finding his forever home.

Leslie told us this about Ray from his temporary foster stay: “He was not yet his own dog; it seems he hadn’t had enough life experiences to have a defining personality of his own. But Ray has the makings of a great dog: he’s very sweet, alert and interested in his newly-emerging environment. He’d put his chin down in lack of confidence and then roll his big adorable eyes upward in a ready way looking for inspiration and TLC! Ray just needs a life consistent with routines to start out and a family who has the confidence, patience, love and trust to guide him.” To see more photos of Ray, click here.

RADAR paid all of Ray’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $99.

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

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

Raul Rodriguez; Linda Siegert; Judith Apy

Added on March 22, 2015.

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