Athena the Greek goddess was born from the brow of the god Zeus. As far as we know, Athena the dog was born in the usual way! A beautiful, white-furred German Shepherd mix, she arrived at the Hampton County Animal Shelter in South Carolina in April or May as a stray. A shelter favorite, this three-year-old was pulled by the Mary Ann Morris Animal Society (MAMAS) shelter in adjoining Bamberg County South Carolina to alleviate the crowded conditions in Hampton County on May 29th. Athena the goddess has been used as a symbol of freedom but there was a considerable obstacle to this Athena’s freedom by adoption or rescue: She tested heartworm positive.

On June 24th, Ruthie Rish with MAMAS asked RADAR if we could cover Athena’s heartworm treatment to hasten her adoption or rescue options. We agreed to help and Athena’s heartworm injections were administered on June 24th and 25th.

MAMAS had this to say about Athena: “She has had at least one litter of puppies. Despite her rough start in life, she has a smile on her face all the time. She is sharing a kennel with big Jack, a RADAR-assisted Great Pyrenees, and he loves her too! She loves laying on her bed in front of a big fan. Athena is polite, friendly and sweet. She gets along great with other dogs and rides like a champ.” To see more photos of Athena, click here.

RADAR paid all $270 of the heartworm treatment costs for Athena.

UPDATE! Athena has been adopted! Her new name is Luna!

UPDATE! All funds for Athena 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 Athena:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Katharine Wheeler; Cameron Steese; Susan Linkous; Wendi LeConey

Added on July 7, 2019.

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