Tigger (not a tiger!) and Winnie (not a bear!) arrived at the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on February 18th. They were surrendered by their owner for allegedly killing goats. Both are Bully Breed mixes. Tigger is an approximately one-year-old gentleman with a white coat. Besides their difficult-to-rescue breed mix, both dogs shared the unfortunate health issue of being heartworm positive. Heartworms are expensive to treat, would both their stories end in the full shelter?

Second Chance Habitat Rescue in Virginia wanted to save Tigger and Winnie, but their funds had been strained by the treatment of nine heartworm positive dogs already in their care. Susan Temple and Ann Powderly from the rescue urgently asked RADAR for our help on March 17th to save the two dogs from being euthanized the next day. We immediately agreed to help both dogs. Their treatment was delayed a bit by the COVID-19 pandemic, but Tigger and Winnie received their back-to-back heartworm treatments on May 11th and 12th.

The rescue thinks that Tigger is Winnie’s son, as she looks after him. “The two are very bonded,” the rescue told us. “Both are very sweet dogs and are good with other dogs as well. Their transporters said they were both very calm in the vehicles and behaved well during the entire trip. Neither of them has ever shown any aggression or resource guarding. They seem to check so many of the boxes that adopters look for in a pet.” Be sure to view more photos in Tigger’s gallery.

RADAR paid all $186 of the heartworm treatment costs for Tigger.

UPDATE! All funds for Tigger have been raised! Thank you!

While RADAR is no longer asking for donations for our nonprofit, we ask that you check out some of our rescue partners and make a donation to one or more of them.

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); PayPal Giving Fund; Nancy Warner; Marsha Garrett; Barb & Marty Myers; Jamie Hieber; 2020 RADAR Calendar proceeds

If you are interested in adopting Tigger, please contact Second Chance Habitat Rescue.

Added on May 24, 2020.

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