Thunder made the folks at the North Augusta Animal Control facility in Aiken County in South Carolina wonder why in the world his owner brought him to the shelter on October 11th. This four-year-old Rottweiler mix has a great personality and a big smile on his face. Thunder didn’t know that the circumstances happened for the best, as under his handsome exterior, deadly heartworms were inside his heart. He would need treatment to lead a healthy life and find a good home.

Mary Lou Seymour of Shelter Animals Advocates (SAA) and its HeartBeat Goes On program contacted RADAR on October 21st. Dog Star Rescue in Connecticut wanted to help Thunder if his heartworms could be treated. We agreed to provide the funds, and Thunder had his heartworms treated on October 23rd.

“Thunder is a very dear, no-issue dog,” December Clark, Mary Lou’s partner with SAA told us “He gets along great with people and other dogs. We don’t understand why he was surrendered, but he is on his way to better times!” To see more photos of Thunder, click here.

RADAR paid all $334 of the heartworm treatment costs for Thunder.

UPDATE! All funds for Thunder 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 Thunder:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Andy’s Safe Haven Fund, in memory of Ginnie Freeburn’s dog, Andy; AmazonSmile; Mrs. Dymond’s 5th Grade Class, for meeting their pass rate goal for the Measurement unit math test; PayPal Giving Fund; Tamara Talbot; Brenda Freeman; Christine Desimone

If you are interested in adopting Thunder, please contact Dog Star Rescue.

Added on November 10, 2019.

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