Roscoe had a rough road to travel on his journey to rescue. A Treeing Walker Coonhound mix, two-year-old Roscoe was surrendered by his owner on October 16th to the Lancaster County Animal Shelter in South Carolina. The reason? Roscoe barked too much. Not only was he emaciated and just one more Hound dog in a small and crowded high-kill rural shelter, but he was also heartworm positive.

On October 29th, Sybil Prosser with the rescue High Plains PAW contacted RADAR requesting help so that they could commit to taking Roscoe (known as Cocky at the shelter). We agreed at once. While Roscoe was safely out of the shelter within a few days, things did not go well with his first foster placement. The reason? Yes, Roscoe barked too much! He finally found a compatible foster home in December.

By mid-January Roscoe was adopted! His heartworm treatment took place March 2nd. Sybil told us this about Roscoe: “He was turned in starved, but has since gained weight. He is now incredibly healthy and thriving. He enjoys playing with his fur brothers and loves to sleep in clean laundry! He’s a goofy and incredibly sweet boy. He’s a beautiful dog who adores everyone he meets and is so deserving of the second chance he was given thanks to help from RADAR!” To view more photos of Roscoe, click here.

RADAR paid $250 towards the heartworm treatment costs for Roscoe.

UPDATE! Roscoe has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds for Roscoe 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 Roscoe:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Diana Berkstresserin memory of Ken Siegert’s & Rick Thompson’s dog, Daisy

Added on March 11, 2015.

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