While Rigby might have a tale to tell, he has no tail to speak of. This five-year-old Hound-Pointer mix was picked up on April 12th as a stray by the City of Aiken Animal Control Division in Aiken County, South Carolina. While adoptable dogs picked up by animal control are usually taken by the Aiken SPCA, because Rigby had heartworms, his fate was in jeopardy.

On May 3rd, Mary Lou Seymour of Shelter Animals Advocates and its Heart Beat Goes On program contacted RADAR regarding Rigby. Dog Star Rescue in Connecticut was interested in taking him. However, funding would be needed for his heartworm treatment costs. Thanks to our dedicated core of supporters, we were able to agree to cover the costs.

Rigby received his heartworm treatment on May 12th. December Clark, also with Shelter Animal Advocates and The Heart Beat Goes On program, told us this about Rigby: “He’s a bit shy, but very food motivated. He’s handsome and highly intelligent. He gets along with other dogs. He’s very thin, so he could use fattening up!” Click here to view more photos of Rigby.

RADAR paid all of Rigby’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $316.

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

UPDATE Rigby crossed the Rainbow Bridge on October 16, 2018. He had a rare form of lung cancer. He was dearly loved by his forever family. Rest in Peace, Rigby.

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Sunday Wright Fund, in honor of Mary Lou Seymour; Marcia; Laura Jones

Added on June 7, 2017.

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  • October 17, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    I am the person who adopted Rigby in summer of 2017 and I was so blessed to have him live with us for a year and a few months. I’m very sad to report that he passed away yesterday due to a rare form of lung cancer. Also, the vet questions his true age, thinking Rigby may be older than what was listed. Either way, it was a very difficult time for our family to say goodbye. He was always a good boy and I took him to dog parks and obedience classes. He will be sorely missed.

  • October 17, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    Hi Joanne – we are so sorry to read that Rigby passed away yesterday. It’s never easy to make that final decision for our dogs. It sounds like he was such a great dog — and determining a dog’s age can be so difficult. Thank you for giving him a wonderful home to live out his life, filled with lots of love. Rest in Peace, Rigby.


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