Sandy didn’t feel too dandy when he arrived as a stray at the North Augusta Animal Control facility in Aiken County in South Carolina. The day was January 27th and this shy two- to three-year-old Shepherd-Retriever mix was scared, not knowing what was going to happen. He was found to be heartworm positive, and that put up big barriers to Sandy’s future health and happiness. Adopters and rescuers don’t have the funds for the expensive heartworm treatment. Stray dogs like Sandy incur enough costs for adopters and rescuers that want to help, including vaccinations and neutering. Would someone help Sandy with the additional heartworm costs?

Mary Lou Seymour of Shelter Animals Advocates (SAA) and its HeartBeat Goes On program asked RADAR on February 5th if we could assist Sandy. Dog Star Rescue in Connecticut had offered to take Sandy into their rescue if his heartworm treatment could be taken care of. We agreed to help, and Sandy soon finished his heartworm treatment on February 7th.

“Sandy is shy but is  a great dog.” December Clark with SAA told us. “He has a handsome caramel-colored fur coat. Sandy is very energetic and a happy dog. He has great companion animal qualities.”  Now that Sandy is healthy, he is searching for his forever home. Be sure to view more photos in Sandy’s gallery.

RADAR paid all of Sandy’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $334.

UPDATE! All funds for Sandy 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 Sandy:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Rebecca Kuga; Lori DeBusk; Brittany Burger; Ginnie Freeburn, in memory of her dog, Andy; Marsha Garrett; William Sacrey; Calvin Young; Donations Made in Honor of Samira Yaghi’s Birthday

If you are interested in adopting Sandy, please contact Dog Star Rescue.

Added on February 29, 2020.

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