The Hound duo of Banji and Sarah were surrendered to the Lee County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on December 11th. They were originally adopted from another shelter, but the owner’s existing dog didn’t like them and attacked Banji. So eight-year-old Banji and two-year-old Sarah ended up at the shelter.
On January 7th, Brandi Sowell, RADAR’s liaison with the Lee County Animal Shelter, asked us for our help. SQ Rescue in South Carolina was interested in taking Banji and Sarah, but needed help with their heartworm treatment costs. We agreed to assist to secure the rescue’s commitment for both dogs. During Banji’s initial vetting, which took place on January 15th. she tested heartworm negative. With this happy result, RADAR ended up paying for Banji’s initial vetting costs.
The rescue reported that Banji appears to have spent a good portion of her life chained up and has many scars. The fur around her neck is very thin and she has calluses on her legs from spending a good part of her life on a hard surface. At her foster home, she loves sleeping in a crate with comfy blankets and with the door always open. She even started to bring in a duck toy to use as her pillow! “We are so grateful that this cutie is starting to enjoy the simple pleasures she didn’t have before,” we were told. To see more photos of Banji, click here.
RADAR paid all $176 of the initial vetting costs for Banji.
UPDATE Banji crossed the Rainbow Bridge on March 28, 2019. She had recently been diagnosed with cancer, and her health quickly deteriorated. She knew love during her last few months. Thank you to her rescue and foster for all they did for her. Rest in Peace, Banji.
UPDATE! All funds for Banji have been raised! Thank you!
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Added on February 3, 2019.