Charlotte’s owners made the decision to surrender her to the high-kill Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on November 8th because they were unable to care for her financially. She had heartworms, a condition which is expensive to treat, but relatively cheap to prevent. If Charlotte were a spider, she would spin a special label for her owners: “Penny wise, pound foolish.” But as a heartworm positive dog, Charlotte was placed on the “death row” wing of the shelter. Her only way out alive would be if a rescue saved her.
Mary Lou Seymour of The Heart Beat Goes On program began seeking a rescue for Charlotte on November 16th. If a rescue could not be found to take Charlotte, she would be put to sleep. With no interest in the ensuing days, Mary Lou appealed to RADAR on November 29th for help. We made an offer to assist with the expense of Charlotte’s heartworm treatment as an incentive for a rescue to take her. On November 30th, Purr-fect Match Animal Rescue in Wisconsin agreed to pull Charlotte! She had her heartworm treatment on December 3rd.
Charlotte is a beautiful Hound mix, two to three years old, weighing 42 pounds. One of her eyes is a striking blue. Charlotte is a friendly dog who loves to be petted and cuddled. Now that she has a second chance at life as man’s best friend, she wants to tangle someone up in a web of love! Click here to view more photos of Charlotte.
RADAR paid $300 towards Charlotte’s heartworm treatment costs.
UPDATE! All funds for Charlotte have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Charlotte has been adopted! Even better? She was adopted with Zoey!
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Added on December 29, 2015.