Red, a male Coonhound and aptly named for his deep red coat, arrived at the Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina as a stray on December 28th. This eight-year old was gentle and easy-going. But life had not been so gentle to this sweet dog. Not only was he missing fur on his rear end, as though he had been sitting in a small space for a long time, but he was heartworm positive.

On December 15th, Mary Lou Seymour with Shelter Animals Advocates (SAA) and its Heart Beat Goes On program in South Carolina got Dog Star Rescue in Connecticut to agree to take Red, but his heartworm treatment would need to be covered. Mary Lou reached out to RADAR for our assistance, and we agreed to fund his treatment, which took place on January 16th and February 13th.

Red was reported to be a very nice boy although he was feeling tired after his heartworm treatment. Not only is heartworm treatment costly, but a major stress on a dog’s body. Without the treatment, however, a heartworm positive dog will die. Red has done well with other dogs and with children, and appears to be housebroken. Click here to view more photos of Red.

RADAR paid all of Red’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $388.

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

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Chloe’s SOS Fund ($100); Hound Dog Fund ($50); MoJo (aka Maurice); Shop for your Cause; Anonymous; Elizabeth Lavoie

Added on March 10, 2019.

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