While this Baby is neither small like a baby nor young like a baby, she is as beautiful as a baby! Her story is a sad one. Due to her owner’s late-stage cancer, Baby was surrendered to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on April 17th. Seven years old and a Labrador Retriever mix, Baby was overweight, had cataracts and mild muscle loss on her hind legs. Even worse, she was heartworm positive. Baby had so many strikes against her: large, older, black and heartworm positive. On June 10th her name was placed on the shelter’s “put to sleep” list for June 16th.

On June 10th, Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, sought our help for Baby. To encourage a rescue to take Baby, we provided an offer to cover her heartworm treatment. On June 15th, To Love a Canine Rescue in Pennsylvania agreed to take Baby! She had her heartworm treatment done on July 19th.

Susan shared this with us about Baby: “She has more energy than you would think for her age. She always seems to be smiling and her tail wags all the time! She was walked by some of our teen volunteers with no problem.” One of those teen volunteers had this report on Baby: “She is a beautiful girl who is friendly and fluffy. She loves to go on walks and meet new people. She also loves to give kisses and hugs. Baby is a very good girl!” Click here to view more photos of Baby.

RADAR paid all of Baby’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $359.

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

UPDATE! Baby has been adopted!

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Chloe’s SOS Fund ($100); Black Dog Fund ($50); Jerry Huber; Claudia Chandler

Added on August 4, 2016.

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