“Honey, I shrunk the dog!” is exactly what comes to mind when you see Stumpy! Stumpy appears to be a Basset-Lab-Shepherd mix who was shrunk in the wash! He’s has the legs of a Basset Hound, which makes him look like quite the character. On April 21st, Stumpy was surrendered to the Lee County Animal Shelter in South Carolina. Stumpy’s elderly owner passed away and the remaining family members did not want him. Not only did Stumpy lose his mom and the only home he had ever known, he was now at an overcrowded shelter and had the unfortunate luck of testing positive for heartworms. With the odds continuing to stack against Stumpy, the chances of him getting rescued or adopted were becoming slim to none.

Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue in New York wanted to help Stumpy, but could only do so if the cost of his heartworm treatment could be covered. On May 2nd, our liaison with the Lee County Animal Shelter, Brandi Sowell, reached out and asked for our help with Stumpy’s heart worm treatment. We agreed to cover the cost and Stumpy has his rescue commitment! He received his heartworm treatment on May 17th.

“Stumpy is beyond adorable,” we were told. “He tries his best to run with the big dogs, but his little legs can barely keep up. He may have small legs, but always wants to be involved in play groups. He follows his nose wherever it takes him, and never meets a stranger on his journeys!” To see more photos of Stumpy, click here.

RADAR paid all the heartworm treatment costs for Stumpy, which totaled $248.

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

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

UPDATE! Stumpy has been adopted!

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Stumpy:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($50); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Laura Jones, in memory of her beloved dog, Shaggy, who not looked similar to Stumpy, but had the nickname of Stumpy; Chris Williams

Added on June 19, 2017.

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