What do you call a hurricane when it impacts a dog? A hurricanine! In this case the dog was Blondie and the hurricane was Matthew. But first a bit of background on Blondie. Like so many dogs who end up in shelters, little is known about her past. Eighteen months old and Lab mix, Blondie arrived as a stray at the Chesterfield County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on September 9th. Despite being young and friendly, Blondie was largely overlooked at the shelter because she was heartworm positive.
On September 21st, Kim Frigault with Long Trail Canine Rescue requested RADAR’s help for Blondie. “Many dogs like Blondie,” Kim said, “don’t make it out without the support of RADAR and rescues willing to make the time and commitment to provide treatment so a lifelong family can be found.” We agreed to assist with Blondie’s heartworm treatment costs.
Then along came Hurricane Mathew on October 8th, which not only delayed Blondie’s rescue transport, but caused her to be returned to the shelter when her temporary foster home lost its power. Fortunately, Blondie was able to be transported to the rescue a week later, and was finally able to get her heartworm treatment done on December 1st.
“Blondie is a very sweet and very shy girl,” Kim told us. “She is in a loving foster home where she is learning to slowly spread her wings. She loves to cuddle on the couch, play games outside and is slowly learning to trust new people who come into her world. She engages with other dogs, but is not sure how to play with them. We are looking for the right home for her where she will be able to continue to build trust, gain confidence and make new friends. With love and patience, this girl is going to be someone’s best friend!” Click here to view more photos of Blondie.
RADAR paid $250 towards Blondie’s heartworm treatment costs.
UPDATE! Blondie has been adopted!
UPDATE! All funds for Blondie have been raised! Thank you!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Blondie:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Martha Stuart; Mary Ann Gurka; Mara Alexander; The Kennedy/Shannon Charitable Fund; Susan Stephens
Added on December 27, 2016.