When Annabelle’s owner went to prison, so did she. The prison, which is located next to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina, maintains a doggy prison farm of sorts to house dogs involved in court cases or who would be homeless because of the incarceration of their owners. Annabelle, a two-year-old Mountain Cur mix, was there for several months until she was released from the prison on October 20th to become a warden of the shelter next door!

As if having been in prison for several months and then at the shelter for several more months wasn’t bad enough, Annabelle had the misfortune to test heartworm positive. With no rescue or adopter interest, she was placed on the shelter’s dreaded “put to sleep” list for February 10th.

Just in the nick of time, Almost Home Dog Rescue in Pennsylvania expressed interest in taking Annabelle. The only obstacle was the cost of her heartworm treatment. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, immediately sought our help, and we agreed at once. Annabelle received her heartworm treatment on March 28th.

Susan had these notes to share from meeting and photographing Annabelle in December, “Simply put, she’s awesome! She’s a friendly, happy lady who does not ask for much. She loves being close and getting all snuggly! Annabelle has a great disposition, which is a perfectly suited for kids and folks of all ages, and other dogs. She is fantastic!” To see more photos of Annabelle, click here.

RADAR paid all $287 of the heartworm treatment costs for Annabelle.

UPDATE! All funds for Annabelle 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 Annabelle:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Black Dog Fund ($50); Kim Murray; Rescue Chocolate; Bill Sacrey; Wendi LeConey; Sara Daza

If you are interested in adopting Annabelle, please contact Almost Home Dog Rescue.

Added on April 15, 2017.

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