Here is the story of bonny lass Bonnie of Aiken County, South Carolina. A three-year-old Hound mix, she found herself a wandering and animal control brought her to the shelter on December 31st. Bonnie was happy to be safe but she wouldn’t have been happy to know that she was heartworm positive. The combination of being a black dog (shelter dogs who are black seem to not be adopted as quickly) and heartworm positive did not point to a happy new year for Bonnie.

Mary Lou Seymour of Shelter Animals Advocates (SAA) and its HeartBeat Goes On program wanted to ensure that Bonnie would have a happy new year and a happy new life. Dog Star Rescue in Connecticut told SAA that they would have an open slot in their rescue for Bonnie if she was treated for heartworms. Mary Lou asked RADAR for assistance, and we agreed. Bonnie completed her heartworm treatment on January 10th.

Bonnie is a mid-sized dog weighing in at 40 pounds. Her sleek black coat and brown eyes add up to a very pretty dog. She is sweet and enjoys cuddling with humans. December Clark, with SAA, feels she would make a great fit for someone with extreme anxiety or PTSD. Be sure to view more photos in Bonnie’s gallery.

RADAR paid all of Bonnie’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $334.

UPDATE! All funds for Bonnie 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 Bonnie:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Black Dog Fund ($50); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Gail O’Connor

If you are interested in adopting Bonnie, please contact Dog Star Rescue.

Added on January 26, 2020.

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