They say that where there is a will, there is a way. So there had to be a way to save Will! A two to three-year-old American Bulldog mix, he arrived as a stray at the Bertie County Humane Society shelter in North Carolina on August 25th. Despite being emaciated and in poor physical condition (including wounds, scars, and a droopy jaw on the left side), Will won over the hearts of the shelter staff and volunteers with his affectionate ways, and soon had the nickname Lovebug Will! Unfortunately, Will had heartworms.
On September 20th, shelter animal advocate Barbara Keller requested RADAR’s help with Will. We offered to assist with his heartworm treatment costs to encourage a rescue to take him. On October 12th, Ruby’s Misfits Animal Rescue in North Carolina pulled Will from the shelter! The rescue opted for the so-called “slow-kill” heartworm treatment. RADAR paid for the medications Will received on November 25th to complete his treatment.
While at the shelter, Will was described this way, “his jaw is a little crooked, but he has the most gorgeous smile that will just light up your day.” His foster mom, Jennifer Watson told us that “Will is settling in a lot better. He was keeping me on my toes for the first little bit he was here, as I am fostering him myself. He is extremely strong and it was interesting trying to keep him reeled in enough for me to handle him, but we have come to an understanding that I will allow lots of love as long as he doesn’t knock me down!” Click here to view more photos of Will.
RADAR paid all of Will’s heartworm treatment medication costs to complete his treatment, which totaled $129.
UPDATE! All funds for Will have been raised! Thank you!
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A special thank you to the following contributor, who fully funded Will:
Peggy Marshall, on behalf of her RADAR-assisted dog, Bella
If you are interested in adopting Will, please contact Ruby’s Misfits Animal Rescue.
Added on December 21, 2016.