Dakota means friendly, and this Dakota lives up to her name. In fact, she’s so special she’s named after two states! One to two years old and a bully breed mix, Dakota was brought to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina as a stray by animal control on January 10th. The combination of being a bully breed mix and heartworm positive did not bode well for Dakota. On February 20th when the shelter published its “put to sleep” list for February 25th, Dakota was on it.
Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, wasted no time is soliciting our help. As soon as the “put to sleep” listed was posted Susan asked for our help for this more costly case. As an incentive for a rescue to take Dakota, and with some extra funding help from RADAR supporters Melissa Feeney and Rebecca Kuga, we provided an offer to cover her heartworm treatment costs. On February 25th, the rescue Virginia Paws for Pits agreed to take Dakota! Her heartworm treatments took place on March 17th and April 21st.
“Dakota is happy, bouncy and bubbly,” Susan told us. “Arriving at the shelter very thin and bedraggled looking, she has filled out nicely. She’s very kissy and affectionate. Dakota is also super smart, and boy does she know how to get and respond to lots of attention! She interacts well with other dogs. She was a favorite of one of the inmates who cared for her daily at the shelter. It was this inmate who was quick to tell me about Dakota and implored me to please help save her.” Click here to view more photos of Dakota.
RADAR paid all of Dakota’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $368.
UPDATE! Dakota has a new name – Darla!
UPDATE! All funds for Dakota have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Dakota has been adopted!
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Added on May 17, 2015.