This Rock ended up being caught between a rock and a hard place when his elderly owner could no longer care for him. On September 20th, Rock was surrendered to the Lee County Animal Shelter in South Carolina. A six-year-old Bully Breed mix, Rock tested heartworm positive. While his owner had kept him up to date on his shots, like so many in this area, Rock’s owner was not familiar with heartworms and how easily they can be prevented.
On September 27th, Brandi Sowell, RADAR’s liaison with the Lee County Animal Shelter, asked us for our assistance with Rock. “Unfortunately, in the past dogs like Rock have been stolen from our shelter,” Brandi told us. “so we did not list him online. Dog fighting is a very big problem in our area, and we did not want to put Rock at risk by posting him publicly. We immediately reached out to Virginia Paws for Pits for help. They offered to take him if we could help with his heartworm treatment costs.” We agreed and Rock was safe!
Rock received his heartworm treatment on February 7th and 8th. “He’s a very sweet guy,” Brandi said, “and a solid guy weighing in at 78 pounds!” We were also told that Rock is doing great and fits in perfectly with his foster family. Rock is such a special boy and his foster family loves him dearly — everyone who meets him feels the same way! Now that Rock’s treatment has been done, they will be adopting him! To see more photos of Rock, click here.
RADAR paid $250 towards the heartworm treatment costs for Rock.
UPDATE! Rock has been adopted by his foster family!
UPDATE! All funds for Rock have been raised! Thank you!
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Added on February 19, 2017.