Like Rocky Balboa, this one-year-old German Shepherd-Malinois mix named Rocky has had to fight a few tough battles to get to where he is today. He arrived at the North Augusta Animal Control facility in Aiken County, South Carolina on June 27th when his owner surrendered him. Sadly, he wasn’t in the best of shape. He had fly bite dermatitis, and worse, he was heartworm positive, which would make it harder for him to be rescued or adopted.

On June 28th, Mary Lou Seymour of Shelter Animals Advocates in South Carolina and its HeartBeat Goes On program sought our help for Rocky. Dog Star Rescue in Connecticut would take him, but funding would be needed for his heartworm treatment. We committed to assist. Rocky received his heartworm treatments on July 6th and 7th.

December Clark, Mary Lou’s partner with Shelter Animals Advocates and its HeartBeat Goes On program, had this to share with us regarding Rocky: “We were told he was not potty trained, but so far we’ve had no issues; he waits and goes outside to go potty. We were told he will not walk on leash, but so far he walks perfectly on leash for me! He is a nice boy and has a wonderful attitude when he isn’t afraid.” To see more photos of Rocky, click here.

RADAR paid all $343 of the heartworm treatment costs for Rocky.

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

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Andy’s Safe Haven Fund, in memory of Ginnie Freeburn’s dog, Andy; Rebecca Kuga; Lee & Tracey Meyers; Jennifer Siegert

Added on July 22, 2018.

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