It took some real team effort to make sure that this Amelia did not face the same fate as Amelia Earhart and vanish. This two-year-old Labrador Retriever-Spaniel mix and her nine two-week-old puppies were living under someone’s porch. Animal control was alerted, and the family was taken to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on August 26th. It wasn’t the best time at the shelter; that day, 64 animals were processed for intake! Amelia was as sweet and gentle as could be. She was lucky to quickly get a temporary foster home for her and her family. But she was unlucky to test heartworm positive.

On August 28th shelter animal advocates and vet school students Katie Gagliardo and Andrea Deoudes contacted RADAR. They were devising a plan to help Amelia (who was originally known as Addie at the shelter) and another mother and her pups caught up in the overwhelming intake crisis at the shelter. Andrea volunteers with Knine Rescue in Maryland. The rescue was interested in taking Amelia and her pups, but could not afford the heartworm treatment. We agreed to assist and Amelia and her family were safe!

With her puppies weaned in early October, Amelia was able to get her heartworm treatment done on October 17th. The rescue told us this about Amelia: “She absolutely loves to be touching a person at almost all times! It’s like she’s never had attention and wants so much to make up for all the lost time she can, and just can’t get close enough. Her puppies are all healthy and laid-back.” To view more photos of Amelia, click here.

RADAR paid $300 towards the heartworm treatment costs for Amelia.

UPDATE: All funds for Amelia have been raised. Thank you.

UPDATE: Amelia has been adopted!

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 Amelia:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Black Dog Fund; Tara Keith; Wallace Ip; Freya Hill; Diana Berkstresser

Added on November 7, 2015.

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