While Amelia could put her best foot forward, that isn’t the case with her right rear foot, which is a clubfoot (she doesn’t let this slow her down!). Amelia, a three to four-year-old Labrador Retriever mix, arrived as a stray at the Allendale County Animal Shelter in South Carolina in mid-September. This poor girl had three strikes against her: a black dog, a clubfoot, and heartworm positive.
Mary Lou Seymour and her dedicated team with Shelter Animals Advocates and its HeartBeat Goes On program went to work to save Amelia. And sure enough, they did just that! On October 4th, Dog Star Rescue in Connecticut offered to take Amelia if her heartworm treatment costs could be covered. Mary Lou knew just what to do: turn to RADAR for help. And we agreed to assist. She had her heartworm treatment on October 6th. As for her clubfoot, two vets both determined that amputation was unnecessary because she is using the leg despite it being an inch shorter. One of the vets fitted her with a bootie to wear when she is outside to better protect the foot.
December Clark, also with Shelter Animals Advocates and The Heart Beat Goes On, had this to share with us about Amelia: “She has the best outlook on life. She doesn’t concentrate on her worries or concerns. She greets everyone as if they are her best long-lost friend. All is good in the world of Amelia. She’s an awesome dog!” Her rescue shared this about Amelia, “She can display a gingerly approach upon first meeting but that will quickly melt away with gentle reassurance. Once that is behind her, she will roll over for the attention of a belly rub. Amelia is a girl that enjoys just hanging around with her humans. She adores human attention anytime of the day. She’s more of a rest and relaxation kind of girl but she is willing to turn it up a notch for some well-earned play time in the back yard or a walk on the leash.” To see more photos of Amelia, click here.
RADAR paid all of Amelia’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $341.
UPDATE! All funds for Amelia have been raised! Thank you!
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If you are interested in adopting Amelia, please contact Dog Star Rescue.
Added on November 12, 2017.