Rizzo is as lively and energetic as her namesake Anthony Rizzo, the first baseman for the Chicago Cubs. She arrived as a stray at the Aiken County Animal Shelter on May 29th. This two-year-old Retriever mix won over hearts with her sweet personality. Sadly, her loving heart was full of heartworms. Rizzo would need someone to fund the high cost of her heartworm treatment if she was to have a chance to be rescued or adopted.

Mary Lou Seymour with Shelter Animals Advocates (SAA) in South Carolina asked RADAR to come to Rizzo’s rescue on June 11th. Would we fund Rizzo’s heartworm treatment costs? If so, SAA would get her safely out of the shelter. We agreed to help and Rizzo received her heartworm treatment on June 14th.

“Rizzo is wiggly and loves to play,” December Clark, Mary Lou’s partner with SAA, told us. “She is happy to just roll in the grass and get love from people. She gets along with most dogs. And if you need a ‘time to walk reminder,’ Rizzo will take the leash in her mouth and give herself a walk!” To see more photos of Rizzo, click here.

RADAR paid all $349 of the heartworm treatment costs for Rizzo.

UPDATE! All funds for Rizzo 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 Rizzo:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Andy’s Safe Haven Fund, in memory of Ginnie Freeburn’s dog, Andy; Brian Mertz; PayPal Giving Fund; Anonymous; Sarah McKinney; Anonymous; Tina Muncy; Gail O’Coonor; Karen W

If you are interested in adopting Rizzo, please contact Shelter Animals Advocates.

Added on June 23, 2019.

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