It’s the dynamic duo of Delaney and Demi! Although we don’t think they are related or previously knew each, recent circumstances have brought these four-year-old Chow Chow mixes together–and for the better. Demi had been running loose as a stray for some time, until finally caught by animal control on January 26th. Meanwhile, Delaney had been on the loose for nearly three years, and producing litter after litter of puppies. With the use of tranquilizers, animal control finally caught her on February 9th. Both dogs were taken to the Jasper Animal Rescue Mission (JARM) shelter in Jasper County, South Carolina.

The shelter’s director was told by animal control that Delaney was a feral dog, and not to bother trying to help her. But this shelter believes in giving every dog a chance. And, with plenty of patience and the help of some confident friendly dogs, Delaney came around. She also found Demi, and they became fast friends and kennel mates, helping each other learn to trust more and more everyday. Both dogs had something else in common: they were heartworm positive.

On March 29th, Erin Padgitt with One Love Animal Rescue in Georgia, requested RADAR’s help with about Delaney and Demi. The rescue would pull them both (and five other dogs!) if we could assist with their heartworm treatment costs. Counting on our faithful supporters, we agreed to help all of them!

Delaney received her heartworm treatment on April 25th. “Delaney is still on the shy side but very sweet and gentle!” Erin shared with us. “She loves being around other dogs and her dog friends help boost her confidence. ‎She enjoys sunbathing, going for walks, and chewing on bones. She has really blossomed! I swear it is almost as if she knows this is just the start to her new beginning! She even gets along well with cats! Delaney needs a quiet home without small children.” Click here to view more photos of Delaney.

RADAR paid all of Delaney’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $218.

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

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); AmazonSmile; Chris Williams; Diane Mason, in memory of sweet Grace (who looked similar to Delaney) and in honor of the two wonderful men who showed her such life; Liam Paskvan; Robert Cameron; Tamara Talbot; Mary Haak

Added on May 18, 2017.

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