There was a need to hustle to save Russell! This eight-year-old Akita mix entered the Chester County Animal Care & Control shelter in South Carolina way back on August 22nd as a stray. And there he sat, month after month, with no adopter or rescue interest. Testing heartworm positive limited his options even more.

On February 17th, shelter animal advocate Merrily Caldwell couldn’t stand it any longer. She contacted RADAR to see if we could help with Russell. We agreed to provide an offer to assist with Russell’s heartworm treatment costs as an incentive for a rescue to take him. On February 25th, Crooked Creek Animal Rescue in South Carolina came forward to rescue Russell. He was out of the shelter and off to the rescue on March 2nd.

Russell had his heartworm treatment done on May 11th. “Russell acts like more like he is two years old than eight,” the rescue told us. “He loves people, but his favorite thing is chasing his tail in circles, barking and growling at it; he then flops on the ground, bounces up and keeps going! He’s a sweet boy.” To view more photos of Russell, click here.

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

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

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund (100); Chloe’s SOS Fund ($100); Leslie Platt; Kathleen Cleary

Added on May 21, 2016.

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