The name Thumper might have you thinking of the fictional rabbit out of the movie “Bambi.” While this Thumper is just as adorable, he’s a bit bigger than your average rabbit! A three- to four-year-old German Shepherd, Thumper arrived at the Mary Ann Morris Animal Society (MAMAS) shelter in Bamberg County, South Carolina on May 29th with his brother, a two-year-old German Shepherd named Bumper. Their previous owner surrendered them to the shelter, after having developed health problems and no longer able to care for Thumper and Bumper. It appeared that the pair had lived outside, given that they both had open fly bites on their ears and were heartworm positive.

Wet Nose Rescue in Pennsylvania was interested in pulling Thumper from the shelter, and a family was ready to adopt Bumper, provided that their heartworm treatment was taken care of. On June 7th, Ruthie Rish of MAMAS reached out to RADAR to ask if we could help with both Thumper and Bumper. We agreed to assist, and they were both safe! Thumper got his treatment on June 10th, and Bumper got his on June 9th.

Ruthie said that both Thumper and Bumper have all the makings to be wonderful family dogs, adding that they’re “good, cooperative boys, who love people and other animals, striking to look at and ready to be someone’s best friend!” Both dogs were overnighted at Christine’s house. She told us that Thumper and Bumper are “nice, friendly boys who want to play, but since they both have recently been treated for heartworms, it had to be a calm night for them.” Michele helped transport Thumper and said that he “was a wonderful gentleman… good with others.” Be sure to view more photos in Thumper’s gallery.

RADAR paid all $221 of the heartworm treatment costs for Thumper.

UPDATE! All funds for Thumper 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 Thumper:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Gail O’Connor

If you are interested in adopting Thumper, please contact Wet Nose Rescue.

Added on June 21, 2020.

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