Hello! I’m Rusty, but sometimes people call me Russell. I’m two years old, and I’m an American Bulldog mix. I spent most of my life chained up outside, but as you can probably guess, I didn’t like living that way. I managed to break free a few times, but I always ended up back on that darn chain. One day, I broke free and went to a neighbor’s house, and my owner never came to get me. After that, I ended up at the Chesterfield County Animal Services shelter in South Carolina on October 31st.

While I was happy to finally get some affection from people and be indoors, the situation still wasn’t ideal. Thankfully, Carolina Adopt-A-Bulls Rescue in North Carolina took an interest in me. But there was still one problem. I was heartworm positive, and I needed to get treatment for it. On November 3rd, Rebecca Davis, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, reached out to an organization called RADAR to see if they could help. They agreed to assist, and I got my treatment on December 27th and 28th!

I hate to toot my own horn, but you should know I’m a real catch! I love spending time with people, kids, and other animals… including my foster family’s pig! I also enjoy snuggling and giving forehead kisses, and I make a perfect movie night date (especially when popcorn treats are involved)! I am also very sweet and well-mannered! Click here to view more photos of Rusty.

RADAR paid all of Rusty’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $336.

UPDATE! All funds for Rusty 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 Rusty:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Sunday Wright Fund; Karolay Aldave; Anonymous; Therese Anderson-Alexander; Melissa Bitting; Barbara Keller

If you are interested in adopting Rusty, please contact Carolina Adopt-A-Bulls Rescue.

Added on January 14, 2018.

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