It’s Rudolph, the Black-Nosed Retriever! He probably got his name because of his arrival just a few days before Christmas at the Allendale County Animal Shelter in South Carolina. As a black dog, and without a glowing red nose to guide adopters and rescues to notice him, this two-year-old Rudolph faced a bleak holiday season at this small rural shelter. Making matters all the worse, he tested heartworm positive.

On February 15th, Mary Lou Seymour with Shelter Animals Advocates and its Heart Beat Goes On program began her rescue networking efforts to save Rudolph. When Dog Star Rescue in Connecticut expressed interest in taking Rudolph on February 19th, the only challenge was covering his heartworm treatment costs. Mary Lou turned immediately to RADAR for help, and we just as quickly agreed to provide that help!

Rudolph received his heartworm treatments on February 22nd and 23rd. “He is friendly,” Mary Lou shared with us. “For example, he kept kissing the vet tech when she was examining him. Rudolph walks nicely on a leash. He is cheerful and happy. This is a great dog!” To see more photos of Rudolph, click here.

RADAR paid all $375 of the heartworm treatment costs Rudolph.

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

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UPDATE! Rudolph has been adopted!

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Black Dog Fund ($50); Mariam Wright, in honor of Mary Lou Seymour; Karen Dymond

Added on March 5, 2017.

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