Hi, I am Sam, or as Dr. Seuss might say, Sam-I-Am! I am a Labrador Retriever mix with eight years experience of being man's best friend. I used to have a home, but then on September 30th, I was surrendered to a cold, scary place known as the Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina. I really don't know why I had to go there. To make matters worse, I learned that I was heartworm positive. At this shelter that meant that I was not eligible for adoption. My only way out of the shelter alive would be if a rescue saved me.