Looking for a dog you could carry? Then take a look at Carrie! This three-year-old Dachshund-Chihuahua mix was brought to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on July 16th by animal control. Usually a small and young dog like Carrie is taken quickly by a rescue, but because she was heartworm positive, she had no takers. Carrie was one of many dogs who ended up on the shelter’s PTS (Put To Sleep) list for August 28th.
Thanks to the urgent efforts of the volunteers with the Darlington County Humane Society, late on August 27th, a rescue expressed interest in Carrie. All 4 Paws Rescue in Pennsylvania would take Carrie if her heartworm treatment costs could be covered. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society volunteers, knew that with time of the essence and funds next to impossible to find, her only hope to save Carrie was RADAR. Counting on our donors, we agreed at once, and Carrie was safe!
Carrie’s heartworm treatment took place on September 10th. Susan had this to share with us about Carrie: “She’s a small dog with a big supply of kisses. Her tail is always wagging! Carrie loves everyone she meets, and can’t wait to climb onto a lap. She is very social and interactive with other dogs. Carrie is just a sweet delight!” To view more photos of Carrie, click here.
RADAR paid all of Carrie’s heartworm treatment costs of $125.
UPDATE! All funds for Carrie have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Carrie has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Carrie:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Diana Berkstresser
Added on September 17, 2013.