Avery was described to us as a black velvet beauty with a heart of gold. Sadly, she also had a heart full of heartworms. This two-year-old Labrador Retriever mix arrived on December 2nd at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina. Avery had been found abandoned by her owner. The combination of being a black dog and heartworm positive left Avery without any rescue or adopter interest. She was placed on the shelter’s “Put To Sleep” list for March 23rd.

Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, reached out to us for help with Avery on March 18th. As an incentive for a rescue to pull Avery, we provided an offer to cover her heartworm treatment costs. A few days later, One Life to Live Rescue and Adoption in Pennsylvania agreed to take Avery! She had her heartworm treatment done on April 5th.

“Avery’s a cuddle bug, who also loves to romp and play,” Susan told us. “She has plenty of energy to keep up with an active owner. Looking for a dog to be a hiking or jogging partner? Here she is! Then when it’s time to give kisses and get cuddled she’s ready for that as well. Sweet and friendly is how the staff described her and her glossy brindle coat is just gorgeous. She’s a nice medium size, too! She loves people but was overwhelmed by shelter life when she first came in. If you are looking for a new family member to spoil and lavish with love, please consider sweet Avery. She will repay your kindness with years of loyalty and kisses!” To see more photos of Avery, click here.

RADAR paid all $199 of the heartworm treatment costs for Avery.

PDATE! All funds for Avery 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 Avery:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($50); Black Dog Fund ($50); Karen Dymond

If you are interested in adopting Avery, please contact One Life to Live Rescue and Adoption.

Added on April 22, 2017.

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