The chances of Steven getting out of the shelter alive were less than even-steven. A Pit Bull-Labrador mix, who’s now approximately two years old, Steven arrived at the Chester County Animal Care & Control shelter in South Carolina way back on August 31st. He was an owner surrender, with the reason unknown. Steven was also heartworm positive. The combination of being part Pit Bull and heartworm positive did not bode well for Steven.

Despite lots of postings and some pledges, the weeks passed by with no rescue or adopter interest. As an incentive for a rescue to take Steven, on October 7th, RADAR provided an offer to assist with his heartworm treatment. But still more weeks passed without any interest. By November, Steven was on the shelter’s “Last Call” list, putting his life at greater risk.

On November 23rd, Home Free Animal Rescue in New Jersey agreed to take Steven! A shortage of the heartworm treatment drug, Immiticide, kept Steven waiting for his treatment. Finally, on January 15th, he had his treatment done at the Pressly Animal Hospital in Matthews, North Carolina. RADAR thanks Dr. Pressly for providing us with a generous discount and taking such good care of Steven. Click here to see more photos of Steven.

RADAR paid all $215 of Steven’s heartworm treatment costs.

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

UPDATE! Steven 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 Steven:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson; Diana Berkstresser

Added on January 18, 2014.

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