If saving Chelsea has you dancing for joy, we could call it the Chow Chow cha-cha! This approximately eight-year-old Chow Chow mix was brought in by animal control to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on July 15th. Chelsea arrived at the shelter with her fur so terribly matted that it all had to be shaved off. But at least that explains why she looks more like a little lion than a dog! Despite her sweet and gentle personality, Chelsea garnered no rescue interest. With time and space running out, Chelsea was placed on the shelter’s PTS (Put To Sleep) for August 28th.

The tireless volunteers with the Darlington County Humane Society worked late into the night on August 27th to find rescues for the many dogs scheduled to be euthanized the next day. Buffalo Paws and Claws Animal Shelter in New York was interested in Chelsea, but only if her heartworm treatment costs were paid. RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society volunteers, Susan Blakeney, contacted us right away. We immediately agreed to assist, and Chelsea was safe!

Chelsea received her heartworm treatment on September 10th. Susan shared this with us about Chelsea: “She’s very low key and mellow. She’s unflappable and very friendly. Chelsea is not a particularly needy or clingy dog. She’s great with other dogs. Chelsea is very statuesque, polite and ready to quietly hang right by your side!” To view more photos of Chelsea, click here.

RADAR paid all $240 of Chelsea’s heartworm treatment costs.

UPDATE! All funds for Chelsea have been raised! Thank you!

UPDATE! Chelsea has been adopted!

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 Chelsea:

Helping Hands for Hearts FundChloe’s SOS Fund; Lorraine & Patrick Smith

Added on September 22, 2013.

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