Dining alfresco was fine with Rosco, but not with the county dogcatcher. So the stray 63-pound Doberman-Retriever mix was impounded at the Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on February 20th. Black dogs have the lowest adoption rates, and therefore the highest euthanasia rates of all shelter dogs. Large breed dogs are also not popular. But the really bad news for Rosco was that he tested positive for heartworms and was not permitted to be adopted to the public. This “shelter” thing was quickly turning into a fiasco for Rosco.

Mary Lou Seymour with The Heart Beat Goes On program started networking the one-year-old Rosco on March 1st. Shelter Animals Advocates was very interested but did not have the funds to treat his heartworms. Mary Lou asked RADAR for help on March 6th and we agreed. Rosco was rescued! He had his heartworm treatment on March 16th and 17th.

December Clark, another volunteer with The Heart Beat Goes On program, says that Rosco is a big beautiful boy with a coat that shines in the sun. He loves to run, and would be a great companion for a jogger. He is dog selective, but gets along with others if approached respectfully. To view more photos of Rosco, click here.

RADAR paid $300 towards the heartworm treatment costs for Rosco.

UPDATE! All funds for Rosco have been raised! Thank you!

UPDATE! Rosco has been transferred to Dog Star Rescue!

UPDATE! Roscoe has been adopted!

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 Rosco:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100)Black Dog Fund ($50); Sarina Lopez; Karen Dymond

Added on April 5, 2016.

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