Dixie’s downfall was an all-too-common one with Hounds: she didn’t meet the hunting standards of her owner. As a result, she was surrendered to the Chesterfield County Animal Services shelter in South Carolina on November 14th. Three years old and a Coonhound mix, Dixie had the added misfortune of testing heartworm positive. Now the shelter was left with the task of doing the hunting, but in this case to hunt for a rescue or adopter for her.

On December 16th, the shelter contacted RADAR to ask for our help with Dixie. Long Trail Canine Rescue in Vermont was interested in pulling her if they could get assistance with her heartworm treatment costs. And we agreed and Dixie was safe! She received her heartworm treatment on February 8th and 9th.

“Dixie is a quiet girl, well-mannered, and friendly with everyone,” the rescue shared with us. “She’s inquisitive, playful, and loves attention from her humans, especially hugs. She likes exploring the woods and has quickly adapted to the cold, snowy winter of Vermont, but really enjoys the comfort of a warm home and comfy couch!” To see more photos of Dixie, click here.

RADAR paid all $300 of the heartworm treatment costs for Dixie.

UPDATE! All funds for Dixie 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 Dixie:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Martha Stuart; Jennifer & Doug Gibson; Jennifer Siegert, in memory of Alice (fka Jordanna)

If you are interested in adopting Dixie, please contact Long Trail Canine Rescue.

Added on February 21, 2017.

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