Toby’s story is an all-too-familiar one of another Hound being lost or abandoned. A four- to five-year-old Hound mix, Toby arrived as a stray at the Columbus County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on November 13th. Not only was he one of many stray hounds at the shelter, but he was also heartworm positive, which limited his chances of being rescued or adopted.

On November 19th, Madi Joselyn, a shelter advocate, reached out to RADAR for help with Toby’s heartworm treatment costs. If we could assist, Burlington County Animal Alliance in New Jersey would commit to take him. “He is very scared at the shelter,” Madi said, “shaking like a leaf but clearly wanting to be loved on.” We agreed and Toby was safe! His heartworm treatment took place on January 3rd.

“Toby’s really sweet,” Madi told us. “He’s still scared, but learning to trust. We moved him to a different foster home. The new foster is home more than the previous foster. He’s doing great, he’s just super nervous, so we are working on getting him out of his shell. The new foster and her son walk Toby a lot, so it’s really helping him to overcome his fear.” To see more photos of Toby, click here.

RADAR paid all $244 of the heartworm treatment costs for Toby.

UPDATE! All funds for Toby 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 Toby:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Vicki Boggs; Linda Siegert; Laura Jones

If you are interested in adopting Toby, please contact Burlington County Animal Alliance.

Added on January 27, 2019.

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