On May 21st, Sam became a statistic: an owner surrender to the Surry County Animal Control shelter in North Carolina. A two-and-a-half-year-old Husky mix, Sam was very timid with people, but did well testing with the other shelter dogs. Unfortunately, Sam tested heartworm positive, and needed a rescue’s help to get out of the rural shelter.

Melanie Morrison of Carolina Canine Rescue in North Carolina, contacted RADAR on May 24th. Her rescue wanted to help Sam, but needed assistance with the costs of heartworm treatment. We committed to help with the cost of Sam’s heartworm treatment.

Sam’s distrust of people led this very smart dog to escape his loving foster home, by slipping his lead. Many attempts have been made to recapture Sam. He has been sighted recently, but has not yet been recaptured. He has remained in the area immediately surrounding his foster home. The rescue continues to hope to secure Sam and give him the treatment that he needs, as well as overcome whatever mistreatment Sam received from humans in the past. Be sure to view more photos in Sam’s gallery.

RADAR paid $250 toward Sam’s upcoming heartworm treatment costs.

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

While RADAR is no longer asking for donations for our nonprofit, we ask that you check out some of our rescue partners and make a donation to one or more of them.

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Second Chances Fund

If you are interested in adopting Sam, please contact Carolina Canine Rescue.

Added on August 8, 2020.

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