Tigger is a bundle of brindle beauty with hauntingly beautiful blue eyes! This two-year-old American Bulldog mix was found wandering as a stray in mid-December. Tigger had the very good fortune to have had a temporary foster immediately upon being processed at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina. While this provided him with safety, he still faced a significant challenge being heartworm positive.
There was false hope for Tigger in January. He was taken to the shelter for a “meet and greet” with a potential adopting family. However, when it was revealed that the family wanted Tigger to be tied outside as a guard dog to protect their child, there was no way Tigger was going home with that family to face such a cruel fate.
Meanwhile, through the efforts of the volunteers with the Darlington County Humane Society, Almost Home Dog Rescue in Pennsylvania agreed to take Tigger, but only if his heartworm treatment costs could be covered.
Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society volunteers, went to the RADAR well once more for assistance. We committed to cover the cost of Tigger’s heartworm treatment, which took place on none other than Valentine’s Day! Tigger remains in his temporary foster home until his transport to Pennsylvania in early March.
Tigger’s foster mom had this to share about him: “He is a very mellow boy. He gets along fantastically with other dogs, and is great with children. Tigger is fun-loving and very playful!” Click here to view more photos of Tigger.
RADAR paid all of Tigger’s $292 heartworm treatment cost.
UPDATE! Tigger has been adopted! He’s been renamed Frank (as in Frank Sinatra, “Ol’ Blue Eyes”)!
UPDATE! All funds for Tigger 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 Tigger:
Bettina Steenson; Carol Brink; Diana Berkstresser
Added on February 20, 2013.