Sarge, chin up and chest out, marched into the Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on January 14th. The three-year-old Bulldog mix had been soldiering on as a stray when a nice animal control officer liberated him from a cold, hungry life on the streets. But Sarge had to do an about face when he tested positive for heartworms. He joined the ranks of the death row dogs, those who cannot leave the shelter alive unless a rescue steps up to take them.

Mary Lou Seymour with The Heart Beat Goes On program volunteers in the trenches of animal rescue. She began advocating for Sarge on January 26th. On February 8th, Shelter Animals Advocates said they were interested but only if the cost of Sarge’s heartworm treatment could be covered. Mary Lou asked RADAR for help, and we agreed. Sarge was liberated again! He had his heartworm treatment on February 16th.

December Clark, another volunteer with The Heart Beat Goes On program, describes Sarge, who weighs 62 pounds, as a friendly, happy-go-lucky, “Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit-Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile” kind of guy. Sarge will have to go to doggy boot camp for some training, but we’re sure he’ll do his dog tags justice! Click here to view more photos of Sarge.

RADAR paid $300 towards Sarge’s heartworm treatment costs.

UPDATE! Sarge has been transferred to Dog Star Rescue in Connecticut!

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

UPDATE! Sarge has been adopted!

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 Sarge:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Diana Berkstresser

Added on March 17, 2016.

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