Athena, a lovely black and tan Coonhound mix, arrived at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on July 25th. This five- to seven-year-old stray had a microchip, but the phone number for her owner wasn’t current. Despite her appealing personality, Athena had no adopter or rescue interest, and sat waiting all summer. Her heartworm positive status seemed to scare everyone away.

A change of seasons brought Athena better news. Home At Last Dog Rescue in Pennsylvania could find room for her but she would need heartworm treatment first. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, contacted RADAR for help on October 11th. We agreed and Athena was finally safe. She had her treatment for heartworms on October 23rd.

Susan shared this with us: “Athena is ‘Runway Ready!’ She is well-poised and unflappable, and immediately ready and eager to make new friends. A good, steady leash walker, Athena loves going and doing but also being close to her human. She proved to be very snuggly and was very welcoming of sharing her new human friend with a new doggy friend. Athena would be in her element serving a family with kids and certainly would enjoy having another doggy friend to hang out with.” Click here to view more photos of Athena.

RADAR paid all of Athena’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $267.

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

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UPDATE! Athena has been adopted!

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Leilani Campbell; Candice Dolgash; Emma Oliver; Anonymous; Sherry Hutchison; Cat Dufresne; Janice Hallmark

Added on November 6, 2019.

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