Swanson wasn’t ready to sing his swan song when he was surrendered by his owner to the Surry County Animal Control shelter on October 11th. A three-year old Lab-Husky mix, Swanson arrived at the shelter with three other dogs from the same owner, and the three females were all pregnant. Sadly, the owner claimed the dogs “didn’t need him anymore.” As if being unwanted wasn’t enough bad news for Swanson, he tested heartworm positive.

On November 13th, Mayberry 4 Paws, an organization that helps facilitate and find rescues for at-risk dogs at the Surry County shelter, reached out to RADAR to see if we could help with Swanson. They wanted to take him, but Swanson needed heartworm treatment in order to have a better chance of gaining interest from a permanent rescue. We agreed to assist, and he received his treatment on November 21st.

The folks at Mayberry 4 Paws described Swanson as “very sweet and humble,” and that he is very affectionate with people and good with other dogs. They also told us that he listens to commands well, rides well in the car, and is getting better and better on the leash! To see more photos of Swanson, click here.

RADAR paid all $400 of the heartworm treatment costs for Swanson.

UPDATE! All funds for Swanson 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! Swanson has been transferred to Foothills Humane Society!

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Casey McSnout Fund; Jane Taylor, in memory of Sophie; Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson; Karen Dymond

If you are interested in adopting Swanson, please contact Foothills Humane Society.

Added on December 10, 2017.

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