Calypso is a type of Afro-Caribbean music that originated in Trinidad & Tobago. Calypso the dog, a small (26 pound) Beagle-Hound mix, wasn’t singing when she was picked up as a stray and brought to the Jackson County Animal Shelter in Mississippi on January 1st. A quiet member of the often vocal Hound family, this one- to two-year-old was emaciated when she arrived at the shelter. Calypso was not only underweight but tested positive for heartworms. She ended up on the shelter’s euthanasia list, as heartworm treatment is expensive and beyond the budget of most shelters, adopters and rescues.

Julia Altman, executive director of Greenmore Farm Animal Rescue in Pennsylvania, asked for RADAR’s help with Calypso’s heartworm treatment on February 1st. Her rescue wanted to pull Calypso from the shelter but needed assistance with the cost of her heartworm treatment. Calypso’s heartworm treatment had to be delayed for two weeks due to intestinal worms but she ultimately had her back-to-back heartworm treatments on March 15th and 16th.

Calypso is counting on the rest of 2020 being better than the beginning. “Calypso is such a cool dog!” the rescue told us. “She is so nice, calm and patient. She is so friendly and listens well. She will be up for whatever her new family has in store, whether it’s a long walk, playing in the yard or chilling on the couch, she will be super happy to come along!” Calypso gets along with other dogs, cats and children. Calypso is crate-trained. We know that the perfect home is waiting for Calypso and are happy to have helped her along on her journey to good health and happiness. Be sure to view more photos in Calypso’s gallery.

RADAR paid all of Calypso’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $290.

UPDATE! Calypso has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds for Calypso 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 Calypso:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Judith, Mark & Mandy Chien; Judith Apy

Added on March 29, 2020.

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