Coco had a very long row to hoe. On June 20th of 2014, Coco’s owners surrendered her to the Chesterfield County Animal Services shelter in South Carolina. The reason? They were going on vacation and “didn’t want to be burdened with having a dog!” Coco, a three-year-old Shepherd-Hound mix, was an immediate favorite of the shelter staff. Just to add insult to injury to her sad story, she tested heartworm positive and as a result she was overlooked month after month by rescues and adopters.

At long last, on October 8th, Coco had rescue interest! Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue in New York was interested in Coco if they could get funding help for her heartworm treatment. We were asked to help and agreed at once. On October 14th Coco left the shelter and went to her temporary foster home. For various reasons, Coco’s spaying had to be postponed several times, which delayed her heartworm treatment. She was finally spayed on February 18th and received her heartworm treatment on May 5th.

Her temporary foster family had this to say about Coco: “She is a very friendly and outgoing girl. Coco loves to play and have fun! She is very affectionate and loves people. She is good with children. Coco loves to go for a walk day or night. She is quite her daddy’s dog, and will wait at the door for him to come home from work each day. Then she jumps up and down wagging that tail of hers! Sometimes she doesn’t realize how big she is and tries to be a lap puppy! We love her!” To view more photos of Coco, click here.

RADAR paid $250 towards the heartworm treatment costs for Coco.

UPDATE! All funds for Coco 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! Coco has been adopted!

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson; Lancaster Pride Event; Leslie Platt; Janet Griffiths; Christine & Bruce Leone, in memory of Robert G. Turich & James E. Leone

Added on May 28, 2015.

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