It would have been un-Bear-able for us not to assist this dog! Bear is a two-year-old Lab mix who arrived at the Sampson County Animal Society shelter in Clinton, North Carolina on August 12th. The shelter indicated that Bear was vey calm, and great with kids, cats and dogs. Bear is another example of a sweet and loving dog who ended up in a high-kill shelter. And like so many of the dogs we assist, he tested positive for heartworm. This put his life at grave risk at the shelter.