Darcie and Dora are a dynamic mom and daughter duo who arrived at Chesterfield County Animal Services in South Carolina as strays on May 25th. Dora, at only seven weeks old and mere seven pounds, was still nursing from her mom. It was apparent that both mom and pup has some skin issues. Further testing revealed that both dogs had highly contagious sarcoptic mange and Darcie, a one-year-old, 35-pound Labrador-Shepherd mix, tested positive for heartworms. These two were unlikely candidates for adoption or rescue due to the need for quarantine while they were treated for the skin condition, and Darcie’s heartworms.
One’s luck can change in an instant! Darcie and Dora got the chance of a lifetime on May 26th when Stacey Radin, founder and CEO of Unleashed in New York, requested to pull the little family if RADAR was able to help with Darcie’s heartworm treatment costs. We agreed to help, and on June 10th they were lucky enough to find a foster home in Chesterfield while they received treatment for their sarcoptic mange. Dora was weaned, so that she could find her own home, and Darcie prepared for her heartworm treatment. Dora left her mom for the Big Apple on July 1st and was quickly adopted by a neighbor to Stacey from Unleashed! Darcie got to spend a couple weeks relaxing without the presence of puppy antics before receiving her heartworm treatment on July 17th and 18th.
It is particularly appropriate that this dynamic mother-daughter duo was pulled by Unleashed, with a mission of, “creating the next generation of powerful women” by encouraging middle school age girls to practice using their voices while exploring their passion for animal rights and advocacy. What lucky dogs! The Chesterfield foster had this to say about Darcie: “She’s a sweet, gentle soul who loves to play and run. She’s affectionate and so easy. She’s such a great dog.” We have no doubt she will find a fantastic forever home. To see more photos of Darcie, click here.
RADAR paid $300 towards the heartworm treatment costs for Darcie.
UPDATE! All funds for Darcie have been raised! Thank you!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Darcie:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Sunday Wright Fund; Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson; Barb & Marty Myers; Melissa Bitting; Sherry Hutchison
If you are interested in adopting Darcie, please contact Unleashed.
Added on August 8, 2017.