Snickers was rescued from a hoarding case around 2/2014 and taken in by Boykin Spaniel Rescue after spending a year at an animal control facility awaiting his previous owners trial. A heart murmur and bradycardia was noted on physical exam by two vets when we were asked to foster him. Snickers was diagnosed with a heart condition referred to as 3rd degree atrioventricular (AV) block. We drove Snicks, Joe(Boykin rescue) & Sam(BSR rescue)to The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine for further evaluation by Dr. Amelia Sinkin and her excellent staff. The next day Snicks had a permanent pacemaker (good for 8 yrs) put in place. Dr Sinkin also found hip arthritis and intervertebral disk disease. Snicks has learned to enjoy short walks, riding in the car and the company of his fellow Boykins. We intend to make sure the rest of his life is safe, happy, good grub, lots of belly rubs and a soft, warm bed to curl up in at night. Most of the things he never had.