The shelter was no fitting digs for Riggs! Three years old and a 35-pound Terrier mix, Riggs was found as a stray on March 21st and admitted to the Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina. No one ever showed up to claim him. Usually, a delightful dog like Riggs would have no problem finding an adopter or rescue, but he was heartworm positive, and that meant he was not eligible for adoption at this shelter. Only a rescue commitment could save Riggs.

When Mary Lou Seymour of Shelter Animals Advocates and its Heart Beat Goes On program got a rescue bite for Riggs, she wasted no time facilitating the deal. Dog Star Rescue in Connecticut was interested in taking Riggs. However, funding needed to be found for his heartworm treatment costs. On April 10h, Mary Lou asked RADAR for help, and we agreed!

Riggs received his heartworm treatment on April 17th. December Clark, Mary Lou’s partner with Shelter Animal Advocates and The Heart Beat Goes On program, described Riggs this way: “He’s a super cute dog! He’s just the perfect mix of a scamp of a dog with a little fuzz, but not too much! He’s cute enough to get him out of trouble! He has a happy-go-lucky nature and is so willing to please!” To see more photos of Riggs, click here.

RADAR paid all $350 of the heartworm treatment costs for Riggs.

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

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Sunday Wright Fund, in honor of Mary Lou Seymour; Linda SiegertCollars of Hope Creations; Laura Jones

Added on May 10, 2017.

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