Who wouldn’t fall for Autumn? And all the more so after you read her compelling story. Autumn, a seven to eight-year old Boxer-Bully Breed blend, who was originally known as Bertha, had been living a horrible life. She had been chained up and left as a yard ornament for years. Her owner left her there neglected with no vetting, no heartworm prevention, no help when she injured her eye. Finally, during an extreme heat wave, her owner finally did one kind thing. With no dog house or shade during the heat wave, her owner took off her chain, so she could find a spot to cool down. With her new-found freedom, Autumn went wandering.

Luckily for Autumn, on June 28th an animal control officer found her roaming and brought her to the Lee County Animal Shelter in South Carolina. Autumn arrived with a painful eye that was chronically ulcerated and had to be removed. In addition to having a small mass, she also tested heartworm positive, all making it more problematic for her to garner rescue interest.

On August 30th, Brandi Sowell, RADAR’s liaison with the Lee County Animal Shelter, requested our assistance for Autumn. If we could help with her vetting and heartworm treatment costs, Suruluna Animal Rescue in New York would take her. We agreed! She had blood testing, and x-rays done on October 5th. Her dermal mass removal surgery and initial heartworm treatment took place on October 6th.

Autumn’s rescue tells us that “she and her buddy, Brandy, enjoy their walks together. Autumn’s sight is not the best and she has only one eye… but she is happy and getting happier!” Click here to view more photos of Autumn.

RADAR paid all of Autumn’s blood test, x-ray, dermal mass removal surgery and heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $451.

UPDATE! All funds for Autumn 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 Autumn:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Chloe’s SOS Fund ($100); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Bill Hatfield; Brian Mertz; Jacquie Robinson; Anonymous; Jo Irvine; Karen Dymond

If you are interested in adopting Autumn, please contact Suruluna Animal Rescue.

Added on October 28, 2018.

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