To turn down the request to help Cleopatra would have been a terrible de-Nile! But rest assured, contributing to Cleopatra’s fund is not a pyramid scheme! A three to four-year-old Pit Bull mix, Cleopatra arrived as a stray at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on May 20th. Cleopatra faced four obstacles to getting out of the shelter alive: she was a Pit bull mix, a black dog, heartworm positive and had demodex mange. And after four weeks at the shelter, her time was running out.

On June 18th, RADAR provided an offer to cover her heartworm treatment as an incentive for a rescue to take Cleopatra. Later that same day, One Life to Live Pet Rescue and Adoption in Pennsylvania agreed to take Cleopatra! First, she was treated for her demodex mange. Once that was resolved, she was ready for her heartworm treatment on August 8th. However, the vet discovered she had ringworm, and had to first be treated for that. Finally, on September 30th, Cleopatra received her heartworm treatment.

We were told this about Cleopatra at the shelter: “She’s very mellow and calm. Her manners are impeccable. She nicely shared her kennel space at the shelter with another adult dog and two lively teen dogs. She would scan the horizon hoping a human would come and give her some love and attention. She is so friendly and was always sporting a wagging tail! Cleopatra is lovely on a leash. She is full of kisses and so sweet!” To see more photos of Cleopatra, click here.

RADAR paid all of the heartworm treatment costs for Cleopatra, totaling $240.

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

UPDATE! Cleopatra 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 Cleopatra:

Helping Hands for Hearts FundBlack Dog Fund; Jennifer Siegert; Kay Poston; Diana Berkstresser

Added on October 11, 2014.

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