Bayla means beautiful, and that’s just what Bayla is! Found as a stray, Bayla is an approximately four-year-old Labrador Retriever mix. She arrived at the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina in late April. Usually, a yellow Lab like Bayla would be quickly adopted or pulled by a rescue, but Bayla tested heartworm positive. Her time would be very limited at this small rural shelter.

On April 28th, Gretchen Kozen, Duplin animal advocate and RADAR liaison for the shelter, asked for our assistance with Bayla. Peak Lab Rescue in North Carolina was interested in taking Bayla if funding could be found to help with her heartworm treatment. We agreed to assist and Bayla was safe! She got her heartworm treatment on June 22nd and 23rd.

The rescue told us this about Bayla: “She does very well with other dogs. She loves to be with humans, her tail is constantly wagging and she is very open to showing affection. Bayla is extremely gentle and very calm for a Lab. She has not shown any aggression. She does well on a leash and knows some basic commands. Bayla will make a great addition to some lucky family.” To see more photos of Bayla, click here.

RADAR paid $250 towards the heartworm treatment costs for Bayla.

UPDATE! Bayla has been adopted and renamed Layla! Her new family told us that “she has become part of the family and we are head-over-heels in love with her. Her smiles and kisses suggest she feels the same!”

UPDATE! All funds for Bayla 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 Bayla:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Laura Jones; Gail O’Connor

Added on July 6, 2016.

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