Without a body cam, we don’t know if Sam was in a jam, on the lam or told to scram. Sam, a three to five-year-old Bassett Hound-Labrador Retriever mix (a Bassador?), was picked up as a stray and taken to the small rural Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on July 25th. He was covered with fleas and ticks, had a double ear infection, an ulcerated scrotum, and tested positive for heartworms, Lyme disease, and Ehrlichia. Needless to say, Sam was at serious risk of being put to sleep.
On July 26th, Gretchen Kozen, RADAR’s liaison for the shelter, sought our help for Sam (who was originally named James). As an incentive for a rescue to pull Sam, we provided an offer to assist with his heartworm treatment costs. On July 28h, Best Friend Pet Adoption in North Carolina agreed to commit to Sam! He received his heartworm treatment on September 20th.
“Sam is a wonderful dog who loves his human family as well as the other dog he is living with,” his foster mom said. “He enjoys going on walks and does great on a leash. He loves to play with our dog and enjoys following us around the house. He is low-key, mellow and loving. Sam is a submissive dog who follows our other dog around all day. He does not like to be alone unless he is crated. He will do best with someone home a lot or another dog to be with during the day. He is a great dog and would make a wonderful pet.” Click here to view more photos of Sam.
RADAR paid all of Sam’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $186.
UPDATE! All funds for Sam have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Sam has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Sam:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($50); Laura Jones; Gretchen Kozen; Lisa Pavlica; Lou Cullipher; Catherine Marinakies; Melissa Farr & Jim Groff
Added on October 9, 2016.