Billy Jean’s got game, but she’s also got heartworms. She was looking for a match one day and got picked up by animal control, who snagged her with something that looked vaguely like a tennis racket. The pretty two to three-year-old Bluetick Coonhound mix was brought to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on October 16th. There would be no match for Billy Jean that day, only the Grand Slam of her kennel door.
Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, found a partner for Billy Jean in the Home At Last Dog Rescue in Pennsylvania. But the cost of the heartworm treatment would be a problem for the small rescue. On November 9th, Susan asked RADAR if we would help with the medical expense, and we immediately agreed. Billy Jean was safe! She had her heartworm treatment on December 5th.
Shelter staff describe Billy Jean as very friendly and gentle. “This girl loves to give hugs. She met a few cats, but tried to pretend they weren’t there. She is very affectionate and would be happy with a huge lap to snuggle in.” We also recommend someone who knows how to serve a tennis ball! To view more photos of Billy Jean, click here.
RADAR paid all of Billy Jean’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $275.
UPDATE! All funds for Billy Jean have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Billy Jean has been adopted!
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Added on January 24, 2016.