Samson was ready to leave his city beat behind and dreamed of gently taking treats and laying at his people’s feet. This three-year-old Shepherd mix was roaming the streets with a couple other stray dogs and was brought to Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on June 10th. At the shelter, Samson was getting cleaned up, enjoying some regular meals, and hoping to roll out to his new home. Sadly, it was discovered that he was heartworm positive, a huge barrier to being adopted or rescued.

Ruby’s Misfits Animal Rescue in North Carolina noticed Samson and knew his future was bright, if he could get healthy. Jennifer Watson with the rescue submitted a grant application to RADAR for Samson on June 13th and was ready to pull him from the shelter if we would help fund his heartworm treatment.  We agreed and Samson headed to live with a foster family that very same day.  Samson begin his heartworm treatment medications on June 20th.

Dreams do come true! Samson’s foster family reports that he is an easygoing dog who lives for pats and affection. He enjoys the company of other dogs and kiddos, and relaxes in his crate when his people are busy. If he is not playing or getting pats, he can be found under a tree, lazing in the shade watching the clouds drift by. Click here to view more photos of Samson.

RADAR paid all of Samson’s heartworm treatment medication costs, which totaled $259.

UPDATE! Samson has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds for Samson 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 Samson:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Teresa Owens; Therese Anderson-Alexander; Jennifer Siegert; Anonymous; Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson

Added on July 14, 2017.

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