Being on a porch sounds pleasant enough, but not for dogs who are permanently living chained to a porch. But that was the case for eleven-year-old Babygirl and twelve-year-old Chocolate, a pair of Bully Breed mixes. On June 26th, a man who said he had been the boyfriend of the woman who owned the dogs, took them to the Mary Ann Morris Animal Society (MAMAS) shelter in rural Bamberg County in South Carolina because she was not taking care of them. Much to the shelter’s surprise, neither dog had heartworms. However, both had fleas and skin issues. Babygirl had patches of inflamed skin that had thickened, her ears were dirty and infected, and she had very long nails.

Ruthie Rish and the folks at MAMAS wanted to help Babygirl and Chocolate find a rescue, but needed some extra help with the skin treatment costs for these two seniors. On July 18th, Ruthie urgently asked for our assistance, saying, “Every day is important at their age.” We agreed, enabling both dogs to be diagnosed and treated for their skin problems on July 24th.

“Babygirl is sweet and mellow,” according to Ruthie. “She doesn’t bark much at all. Her body language is always inviting and hopeful that someone will come in to show her some love. She’s very gentle and easy to be around.” Click here to view more photos of Babygirl.

RADAR paid all of Babygirl’s initial vetting and skin treatment costs, which totaled $187.

UPDATE! Babygirl has been rescued by LaMancha Animal Rescue!

UPDATE! All funds for Babygirl 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 Babygirl:

Chloe’s SOS Fund ($50); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Erica Vernon; Cameron Steese; Linda Ferrell; Beverly Jacobs; Brian Mertz; Maggie Garrett

If you are interested in adopting Babygirl, please contact the LaMancha Animal Rescue.

Added on August 5, 2018.

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