The name Cleo means “vision of glory,” and this Cleo certainly lives up to her name. This beautiful brindled Bully Breed mix is somewhere between two and three years old, and she arrived at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on May 25th after she was brought in as a stray. Cleo, who was described as calm, gentle, sweet and playful, was also heartworm positive, After two months at the shelter, she was placed on the urgent list.
On August 10th, One Life to Live Rescue and Adoption in Pennsylvania offered to take her, if she first received her heartworm treatment. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, contacted us on August 11th to see if we could assist in the cost of Cleo’s treatment, and we agreed to help. While it seemed like things were starting to look up for Cleo, bad news was just around the corner.
Based on x-rays and exams on August 25th and September 5th, the vet determined that Cleo was in the end stages of heartworm disease and already had the start of congestive heart failure. Cleo’s South Carolina foster, Wendy, is providing her with loving hospice care. She told us, “She is doing well. Cleo has a great personality. Loves people and dogs. She gets excited around dinner or when we first get home.” Click here to view more photos of Cleo.
RADAR paid all of Cleo’s x-ray, exam and medication costs, which totaled $143.
UPDATE Cleo is in hospice foster care.
UPDATE All funds for Cleo have been raised. Thank you.
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UPDATE Cleo crossed the Rainbow Bridge on April 1, 2019. Heartworms will kill dogs if left untreated. Cleo died because she didn’t get heartworm preventative. Cleo lived her last 6 months in a loving home with her foster mom, Wendy. Thank you to Wendy and everyone who showed Cleo kindness and love in her final months. Rest in Peace, Cleo.
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Cleo:
Bill Hatfield; Anonymous; The Morgan Family
Added on September 23, 2018.