The clock was ticking down and sweet Van was about to vanish for good! This laid-back four or five-year-old Pit Bull mix was found as a stray and brought to the Chester County Animal Care & Control shelter in late May. Though in overall good health, he had the misfortune of testing positive for heartworm. Given the combination of his breed and heartworm status, staff knew the chance for adoption or rescue was slim. Some kind of intervention would be necessary if he was going to have a chance.

It took several months of searching and networking, but Van finally received potentially good news on September 25th. New Jersey-based Home Free Animal Rescue was interested in taking him! The only problem was the expense for the heartworm treatment. Home Free needed someone to fund the treatment before they could commit to rescue him. The folks at the shelter immediately reached out to RADAR for assistance, and we agreed to help that same day.

Van received his heartworm treatment on October 22nd. We’re happy to report that Van is now safe and sound while he waits for his forever home, and is recovering from his treatment. Van is described as “a sweet tempered fellow who loves to hang out with his friends!” He gets along well with people and other dogs. To see more photos of Van, click here.

RADAR paid all $200 of Van’s heartworm treatment costs.

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

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

UPDATE! Van has been adopted!

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Diana Berkstresser

Added on November 2, 2014.

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