When it comes to Alice, there is absolutely no malice! This three to four-year-old Shepherd mix was brought to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina by animal control on January 23rd. No one came to claim this wonderful dog, so Alice waited for a rescue or adopter. And waited. And waited. It didn’t help her situation that she was heartworm positive. Alice was placed on the shelter’s Put to Sleep list for March 19th.

On March 16th we received an urgent request from Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue. Home At Last Rescue in Pennsylvania wanted to take Alice if she could first get her heartworm treatment done. We we agreed at once to cover the cost, sealing the deal for Alice’s safety. She had her heartworm treatment done on April 1st.

Susan shared this with us about Alice: “She was one of my favorite dogs on my visit in mid-February. I really thought she would have been snatched up quickly. Sadly, she sat unnoticed until she showed up on the Put To Sleep list. Alice is a very sensitive dog, and was so unhappy at the shelter. It was very sad. She’s a charming, low-key lady. Alice is calm and polite, and walks nicely on the lead. She gets along with other well-mannered dogs. Alice is content to hang back slightly on the sidelines and keep out of the fray. She loves a nice roll in the grass on a sunny day! She is always so happy just to be with someone.” Click here to see more photos of Alice.

RADAR paid all of Alice’s heartworm treatment costs totaling $236.

UPDATE (May 5, 2014): We received word today that Alice’s health is failing quickly. A few days ago she had a heart murmur reading of 2/6 (mild); today it was 6/6 (severe). She is now on two heart medications to help remove fluids and improve the ability of her heart to pump. The vet indicated that Alice has no more than a few weeks of comfortable life left. No longer a candidate for transport to her rescue, Alice is being cared for by her South Carolina foster, Melissa Jordan.

UPDATE (September 5, 2014): We inquired about Alice today, and found out that she crossed the Rainbow Bridge earlier this Summer. We thank Melissa for giving Alice a home to live out her life and for giving her lots of love. Rest in peace, Alice.

UPDATE! All funds for Alice have been raised! Thank you!

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Alice:

Helping Hands for Hearts FundBlack Dog Fund; Cheryl Earnest; Sherry Hutchison, in honor of Alice and her foster mom, who will make sure she knows love in her last days; Elizabeth Lavoie

Added on April 7, 2014.

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