Rufus was down in the dumps–literally. He was found as a stray at the county dump on June 6th! Two to four years old and a Rat Terrier mix, Rufus was taken to the Hampton County Animal Shelter in South Carolina. Not surprisingly, he tested positive for heartworms.

On June 19th, Mary Lou Seymour of Shelter Animals Advocates and its HeartBeat Goes On program, requested RADAR’s help so that they could save Rufus. If we could cover his heartworm treatment costs, Dog Star Rescue in Connecticut would take him. We agreed to help, and Rufus received his heartworm treatment on June 29th.

In addition to being a happy and cheerful dog, we were told this about Rufus from December Clark, Mary Lou’s partner with Shelter Animal Advocates and The HeartBeat Goes On program: “He’s a silly, mischievous and nosey young man! I know exactly how he became a stray: he wants to explore everything!” To see more photos of Rufus, click here.

RADAR paid all $286 of the heartworm treatment costs for Rufus.

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

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Black Dog Fund ($50); Tamara Talbot; Mary Haak; Anonymous; Dorian Edwin / Creations for Castaway Canines

Added on July 15, 2018.

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