Cindy was scared, and so was her sidekick Sunny. Both about a year old and Labrador Retriever mixes, on March 18th they were surrendered by their owner to the Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina. A third dog, Gertie, was also surrendered, but Cindy and Sunny were closely bonded. All three dogs were extremely shy and frightened, and the stressful shelter environment only made matters worse. Sadly, all three dogs tested heartworm positive, which meant their only way out of the shelter was with a rescue commitment.

Having experience working with shy and frightened dogs, the rescue group Operation Paws for Homes (OPH) in Virginia offered to take Cindy and Sunny on March 31st. The only obstacle was getting funding. Mary Lou Seymour with The Heart Beat Goes On program immediately requested RADAR’s assistance and we agreed to help with their heartworm treatment costs. Cindy and Sunny were now safe! Their heartworm treatment took place on May 7th. Gertie was also RADAR assisted and pulled by another rescue.

To help Cindy and Sunny overcome some of their fear and shyness, they were temporarily fostered by December Clark with The Heart Beat Goes On program. December had this to tell us: “Cindy and Sunny were afraid of everything! Wherever they came from, these two have been instilled with the fear of anyone approaching them, including other animals. They are always together. They both love belly rubs!” To view more photos of Cindy, click here.

RADAR paid all of the heartworm treatment costs for Cindy, totaling $258.

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

UPDATE! Cindy has been adopted! Her new name is Lilly!

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 Cindy:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Kathy O’Connor

Added on May 31, 2015.

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