Here’s a short story on our good friend, Shorty! This adorable three-year-old Shepherd-Corgi mix ended up at the Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on July 10th when he was surrendered by his owner. Shorty was quick to make friends at the shelter, mainly enjoying his time around people. What he really needed though was to find a rescue or adopter that could give him a second chance at life. But one thing was standing in his way: he was heartworm positive.

Mary Lou Seymour with Shelter Animals Advocates (SAA) in South Carolina contacted us about Shorty. SAA wanted to save Shorty, but they needed help with the cost of his heartworm treatment. We agreed to assist, and Shorty was safe! He received his treatment on July 9th.

The shelter staff described Shorty as “50 pounds of sweetness and quite the character.” They also described him as being playful and friendly, and added that he gets along well with some dogs and loves to be around people. “He loves to roll on his back when he greets you,” December Clark, Mary Lou’s partner with SAA, told us. “He’s full of himself!” To see more photos of Shorty, click here.

RADAR paid all $349 of the heartworm treatment costs for Shorty.

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

UPDATE! All funds for Shorty 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 Shorty:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Black Dog Fund ($50); Andy’s Safe Haven Fund, in memory of Ginnie Freeburn’s dog, Andy; Vicki Boggs

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

Added on August 31, 2019.

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