Helping Hands for Hearts Fund

Unfortunately, many of the dogs that RADAR helps have not been loved and cared for the way they deserve, and many arrive at the shelter heartworm positive. For too many dogs, this is an automatic death sentence. Dogs who test positive sometimes are not even given the opportunity to be adopted or pulled by a rescue. Why? Because heartworm treatment costs money, and most shelters and rescues do not have the funds.

Due to this great need, we have established the Helping Hands for Hearts Fund. This fund is designed to supplement RADAR’s assistance of heartworm positive dogs by providing $50 to $100 towards each dog helped, as long as funds are available. Click here to donate.

Take a look at the dogs who have received assistance through this fund this year. Please click here to view links to articles and videos about heartworm treatment and prevention.

Prior to RADAR helping us, we did not have as many heartworm positive dogs even make it to the adoption floor. I am very pleased that it’s no longer a death sentence for a dog who comes into our shelter heartworm positive! RADAR has helped save so many dogs in Darlington, SC. Instead of telling a medically challenged dog, ‘We can’t afford to help you,’ we can now give them hope and a chance at life. — Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s Darlington County shelter liaison.

Your contributions to the Helping Hands for Hearts Fund will help us save more heartworm positive dogs by providing them with a second chance at life.

To see donors and assisted dogs from previous years, please click below:

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Donor List for the HHH Fund

Thank you to the following contributors:

Scotch Blakeney; Manheim Pike Veterinary Hospital’s Thank You Rewards App; Gretchen Kozen; Rusty Baksa, in honor of the birthday of his wife, Kristin; Rebecca Brafman; Jessica Armijo, in honor of Christina Citsay’s birthday; Diane Krieger & Melissa Feeney, in honor of Bridget Johnson’s birthday; Rosie, who RADAR assisted in 2016; Gail O’Connor & Donna Senica, in memory of Donna’s beautiful and loving dog, AbbeyElaine Stevens; Anonymous; Nichole Boudreau Tracy; Kelley Doherty; Laura Jones; Pennie Allen; Lisa Pavlica; MoJo (aka Maurice); Erica Leigh Wright; KathyO; Mary Harrison; Kathie Weinberg; Ruthie Rish; Nancy Candusso; Toni Varga; Donna Venable; Jo Irvine, in memory of her beloved Robbie; Tammy Wells; Jessica Biamonte; Ellen Lyon; Bonnie Mayo; Peggy Marshall; Bob Versheck; Lola Awoyinka; Rebecca Kuga; Amy Bell; JMH; Sunday Wright Fund; Karon Harrold; Jennifer Siegert; Peggy Marshall, in memory of her dog, Hercules; Brian Mertz; Kelley Doherty; Judy Graham; Lisa Eng-Zerko; Leeann Lindrose; Jody Hoffmann; Sarah Miller; Kerri Stichler; Shannon Cook; Cecelia Heath; Marisa Marazey; Jim Lundsted; Amanda Keerbs, in honor of her little girl Brooklyn who came from Nash County Animal Friends of NC and was heartworm positive. She was treated and is enjoying life!; Paula Ballard; Leilani Campbell; Peggy Austin; Jennifer Gibson; Karen Valente; Christine Opalenik; Elizabeth Lavoie; TR; Gail O’Connor; Karen Anderson; Kimberly Dickey; Barb & Marty Myers; MaryBeth Deiters; Elaine Stevens; Anonymous; Sunburst Foundation, in honor of the fosters past & present; Anonymous; KathyO; Matthew Mulhall

Thank you to the following contributors for donating in honor of Tracy Craig’s birthday:

Connie Leydig, Jane Stein, Angie Baker, Sharon Auville, Anonymous, Amy Welton, Holly Landes, Madalene Vance, Bridget Sions, Melanie DeVault, Lynne Redmon; Brian Mertz

Thank you to the following contributors for donating in honor of Cheryl Wise’s birthday:

Sheila Valdez; Nanette Oggiono; Robbie Lane Jackson; Jacque Honeycutt; Edward Faison; Jimmy Calder; Elizabeth Claussen; Cheryl Wise

Thank you to the following contributors for donating in honor of Jason Greenzweig’s birthday:

Kate Davis; Charisse Messina; Jacquie Robinson

Thank you to the following contributors for donating in honor of Linda Siegert’s birthday:

Linda Siegert; Kate Davis; Anonymous; Debra Chan; Luani Laski

Dogs Assisted Through the HHH Fund

Heartworm Disease in Dogs

You might also find these links helpful:

You’ve heard it before – your dogs should be on heartworm preventatives (preferably year-round, so that you don’t forget to start again!). Some might say that it’s too expensive. It’s about $150 for a year’s supply of preventative and for the cost of the test… or about 40 cents a day. That cost is well worth it when you consider the pain heartworms will cause your beloved pet, and the pain of potentially losing your pet to something that you can prevent.

Take a look at all of the dogs who have received assistance just this year through the Helping Hands for Hearts fund, and please make a donation.

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4 thoughts on “Helping Hands for Hearts Fund

  • October 1, 2014 at 11:01 am

    You guys are the light at the end of some very long and sad tunnels!! May God bless each of you and every single pup who you have given life to when otherwise they would not have!!

  • April 30, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Just look at all these beautiful faces who have been given a second chance at life! Absolutely heartwarming!

  • September 27, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    Thank you, RADAR, for helping our HW+ dogs from Aiken County SC receive their treatment and move on to their new life!

  • April 30, 2016 at 8:45 am

    Thank you so much for always giving to the ones most in need. We have been honored to host three RADAR dogs through their treatment and have seen the difference it makes!


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