A tough life had taken its toll on Tobias. Five years old and a Spaniel mix, Tobias was in very rough shape when he arrived as a stray at the Jasper Animal Rescue Mission (JARM) shelter in Jasper County, South Carolina, on November 3rd. His entire body was covered in a skin infection, and he also had infection in his eyes and ears. His teeth were in terrible condition, with several worn to the roots, which caused him constant pain. If these things were not bad enough, he was also heartworm positive. Despite everything he had endured, he was one of the sweetest dogs one could ever meet.
On December 21st, Erin Padgitt with One Love Animal Rescue in Georgia asked for RADAR’s assistance for Tobias. If the rescue could get help for his heartworm treatment costs, they would take him and try their best to raise the extra funds needed for his extensive dental work. After making an urgent appeal to our supporters, we received several donations, which enabled us to help with his dental work as well. Erin told us that this was the best Christmas gift ever, and that Tobias was safely with the rescue just in time for Christmas!
Tobias had his initial vetting evaluation and blood work done on December 22nd. He was neutered on January 10th and had his dental treatment. However, his teeth were so bad that for his safety, the vet could only do one side during this procedure, which included four extractions. RADAR covered all of this treatment, and the rescue raised enough to cover the second dental treatment for the other side, which took place two weeks later. He received his heartworm treatment on March 6th.
“He is a great dog and will make someone a wonderful companion,” his rescue told us. “He has put on weight since he has been with us and is really coming out of his shell. We are seeing a once defeated dog become playful and asking for love and attention. Our hearts are smiling! We are extremely grateful for RADAR’s generosity for our Tobias.” To see more photos of Tobias, click here.
RADAR paid all of the blood testing, neutering, first dental treatment and heartworm treatment costs for Tobias, totaling $872.
UPDATE! All funds for Tobias have been raised! Thank you!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Tobias:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Priscilla Rothe; Sunday Wright Fund; Andy’s Safe Haven Fund, in memory of Ginnie Freeburn’s dog, Andy; Beth Riley; Bobbie Grimes; Jo Irvine; Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson; JMH; Cameron Steese; Linda Siegert / Collars of Hope Creations; Elizabeth Lavoie
If you are interested in adopting Tobias, please contact One Love Animal Rescue.
Added on March 12, 2018.