Why did Sampson’s owner surrender him? With the all-too-common excuse: “That dog won’t hunt.” So on July 3rd, Sampson, a two-year-old, 60-pound Treeing Walker Coonhound, ended up at the Hampton County Animal Shelter in South Carolina. Not surprisingly, he tested heartworm positive.

On July 24th, Mary Lou Seymour of Shelter Animals Advocates and its HeartBeat Goes On program began her efforts to get a rescue commitment for Sampson. Two days later, Dog Star Rescue in Connecticut offered to take him. Now Mary Lou’s only challenge was to find funding for the cost of his heartworm treatment. Mary Lou turned to RADAR and we obliged!

Sampson received his heartworm treatment on July 27th. We were told this about Sampson from December Clark, also with Shelter Animals Advocates and The HeartBeat Goes On program: “He’s cheerful and friendly. He is a real beauty. While he may not like to hunt, if he even smells a cat, you best hold on! He has the true Hound baying bark.” Click here to view more photos of Sampson.

RADAR paid all of Sampson’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $357.

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

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UPDATE! Sampson has been adopted!

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Sunday Wright Fund, in honor of Mary Lou Seymour; Joe Patterson, “In memory of Patrick A. Joyce (6/18/1965 – 1/31/2017), my beloved partner who cherished all dogs.”; PayPal Giving Fund; Diana Berkstresser

Added on August 20, 2017.

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