You know, it would’ve been a big no-no not to save Coco from death row. This five-year-old Australian Shepherd mix arrived at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on May 3rd. Coco had been picked up as a stray by animal control. As beautiful as she is, no one came looking for her. Being heartworm positive discouraged rescues from taking a closer look at Coco. When the shelter’s “Put To Sleep” list was released for June 11th, Coco was on it.

On June 3rd, Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, asked if we could help Coco. One Life to Live Rescue and Adoption in Pennsylvania offered to take Coco if her heartworm treatment costs could be covered. We agreed and Coco was safe! Her heartworm treatment took place on June 26th.

Susan told us this about Coco: “She is so sweet. At the shelter, she was a real gem of a roommate to a larger male dog. Coco interacted with ease with other dogs when walking. Her personality is excellent for a family with other pets, kids and also older folks. Coco is a gentle, friendly, affectionate and well-mannered lady!” Click here to view more photos of Coco.

RADAR paid all $218 of Coco’s heartworm treatment costs.

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

UPDATE! Coco 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 Coco:

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

Added on July 6, 2014.

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