Just like the title of the Spike Lee film, we had to “Do the Right Thing” and help save Spike. A five-year-old Bully Breed mix, Spike was surrendered to the Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on August 23rd. Spike had been dropped off at the home of his owner’s elderly mother, but she already had too many animals, so Spike was sent to the shelter. He had a growth in his right eyelid, a growth at his collar line, allergic dermatitis and heartworms.
It would take a rescue commitment to save Spike, and Mary Lou Seymour with the The Heart Beat Goes On program was determined to do just that. She started spreading the word about Spike on August 24th. With time running out for Spike and unable to find a rescue, Shelter Animals Advocates, the parent organization of The Heart Beat Goes On, would take Spike if RADAR could help with his heartworm treatment costs. We agreed and Spike was safe!
On September 20th, Spike received his heartworm treatment. December Clark, Mary Lou’s partner with The Heart Beat Goes On, told us this about Spike: “He is a friendly, happy boy. He takes treats gently when they are given. Although he’s five years old, he looks much older than that. We are looking forward to seeing this guy thrive.” To see more photos of Spike, click here.
RADAR paid all $375 of the heartworm treatment costs for Spike.
UPDATE! All funds for Spike (aka Petey) have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE! Spike (aka Petey) has been adopted!
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Spike:
Added on October 5, 2016.