Who doesn’t want to cuddle with Cuddles? This adorable two to three-year-old Lab-Shepherd Mix ended up at the Lee County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on March 1st after being surrendered by her owner, who had said Cuddles had too many puppies… yes, that was the reason. In the short span of her life, Cuddles had been a mother to multiple litters, and she was worse for the wear. Her previous owner stated that Cuddles had two litters each year, and that they were always large litters. Sadly, it was obvious that Cuddles didn’t get the kind of care and love that she deserved. She was positive for heartworms, Lyme disease and Ehrlichiosis, and she needed treatment.
Brandi Sowell, RADAR’s liaison with the Lee County Animal Shelter, asked us for help with Cuddles on April 12th. One Love Animal Rescue in New Jersey agreed to take her if help could be found for her heartworm treatment costs. We agreed, and Cuddles was safe! She was transported to the rescue on April 21st. Her heartworm treatment began on June 22nd.
“This beautiful lady is house trained and quiet in her crate,” Dawn Hullings, the rescue’s co-founder, said. “She likes dogs and is great around all people, and is even cat friendly. She’s extremely comfortable and her adorable self in her foster home! Cuddles is very gentle and shy, and a delight to all who meet her!” To see more photos of Cuddles, click here.
RADAR paid all $368 of the first round of heartworm treatment costs for Cuddles.
UPDATE! All funds for Cuddles have been raised! Thank you!
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 Cuddles:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Sunday Wright Fund; Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson; L. Lane; Anonymous; Melissa Biting; Sherry Hutchison
If you are interested in adopting Cuddles, please contact One Love Animal Rescue.
Added on July 8, 2018.