First, some trivia on the movie “Cleopatra” made in 1963 starring Elizabeth Taylor. Adjusted for inflation, it remains one of the most expensive movies ever made! Meanwhile, there’s the dog Cleopatra. On April 21st, animal control picked up Cleopatra as a stray.  The two to three-year-old Bully Breed mix was taken to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina. Like so many other Darlington dogs, Cleopatra had heartworms.

When Long Trail Canine Rescue in Vermont expressed interest in taking Cleopatra on April 26th, the only obstacle was the cost of her heartworm treatment. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, knew exactly what to do: ask for our help. Of course, we agreed! Cleopatra had her heartworm treatment done on May 23rd.

The shelter has posted this about Cleopatra: “She’s so sweet and just wants you to love her. She’s a very good girl and loves everyone she meets. She sits still for treats and waits for you to feed them to her.  She is very submissive and waits to make sure everything is okay before doing it, and lays or sits down when you approach her. She was very skinny when she arrived, and eager to eat. When she was given some canned food, she did a little happy dance!” To see more photos of Cleopatra, click here.

RADAR paid all $310 of the heartworm treatment costs for Cleopatra.

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

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

UPDATE! Cleopatra has been adopted!

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Cleopatra:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Melissa Feeney; Gail O’Connor

Added on June 23, 2017.

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  • June 27, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Cleo arrived in White River Junction, VT on Sunday and is enjoying discovering what its like to live in a home. This beautiful big girl likes to play ball, enjoys treats and cuddles, and is a joy to walk. She is being fostered while her forever mom moves into a dog friendly home. Her forever mom has been to see her daily and Cleo will have an easy transition to her new home in early July.


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