With Barbara, who’s also known as Babs, this is the story of Babs and Babes. On July 27th this two- to three-year-old Plott Hound mix was picked up as a stray who was running the streets and taken to the Lancaster County Animal Shelter in South Carolina. She was very pregnant and emaciated. Almost immediately a rescue stepped up to take her, but when she tested heartworm positive, the rescue backed out, leaving Barbara very vulnerable.

On August 2nd, Pits and Giggles Rescue in North Carolina wanted to save Barbara and get her out of the shelter before she delivered her pups. However, needing help with the heartworm treatment costs, they quickly sought our help. We agreed at once. Later that same day, and before the rescue could get her out of the shelter, Barbara went into labor. Despite being skin and bones, she gave birth to nine beautiful, healthy puppies! The rescue was able to get Babs and her babes into their rescue’s care on August 4th. After weaning her babes, Babs was able to get her heartworm treatment done on September 27th.

“Barbara enjoys walks, pets and treats,” the rescue told us. “She is basically an angel with four paws! She’s got big brown eyes that will melt your heart and every person she meets is a friend. She’s perfectly chill, loves to follow you around while you do your thing, and then takes herself a nap. She’s no fuss, no drama, no quirks, but just a good old-fashioned dog, and the perfect family companion.” To see more photos of Barbara, click here.

RADAR paid $250 towards Barbara’s heartworm treatment costs.

UPDATE! All funds for Barbara 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 Barbara:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Hound Dog Fund ($50); 2020 RADAR Calendar proceeds

If you are interested in adopting Barbara, please contact Pits and Giggles Rescue.

Added on October 20, 2019.

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