The times were tough for Teddy last November. First, on November 8th, the approximately seven-year-old Shepherd-Hound mix was surrendered to the small, outdoor Bertie County Animal Shelter in North Carolina. Then, on November 17th, another shelter with a better facility and more rescue and adoption options was all set to take Teddy. But when he tested heartworm positive, they were unable to do so.

Barbara Keller, a shelter animal advocate, immediately asked RADAR for help with Teddy. To encourage a rescue to pull him, we provided an offer to assist with his heartworm treatment costs. On November 30th, Ruff Road Pet Rescue in Virginia agreed to take Teddy! His heartworm treatments were done on January 30th and March 1st.

“Teddy is a sweet boy,” the rescue told us “He is a laid-back fella who loves attention. He is house trained and crate trained. His foster mom says he’s a gentle and loving boy. He seems to be okay with cats and dogs. As a natural part of aging his vision is a little bit impaired.” Click here to view more photos of Teddy.

RADAR paid $250 towards Teddy’s heartworm treatment costs.

UPDATE! Teddy has been adopted! His forever Mom told us, “We love Teddy so much and are so humbled to give him his forever home!”

UPDATE! All funds for Teddy 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 Teddy:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Chloe’s SOS Fund ($50); Gail O’Connor

Added on March 19, 2017.

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