Instead of the Dalai Lama, it’s the Dolly Mama! This Dolly and her family were in dire straits when they were picked up as strays by animal control on March 9th and taken to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina. Several folks who had been feeding Dolly, a three to five-year-old Shepherd mix, and her two ten-week old pups Diana and Dakota, indicated that she originally had four pups, but two had died.

Upon arrival at the shelter, Dakota was rushed to the vet with an old front leg injury, likely the result of being hit by a car. After consulting with a specialist, the only viable option was to remove her leg. Fortunately, Dakota was adopted locally, with the the adopter paying all of her medical needs. That left Dolly and Diana.

When Dolly and Diana received rescue interest on March 21st, Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, quickly requested our assistance. If we could cover Dolly’s heartworm treatment, To Love a Canine Rescue in Pennsylvania would take Dolly and Diana. We agreed and the deal was done for Dolly and Diana! Dolly had her heartworm treatment on May 2nd.

We were told this about Dolly: “She is a sweet little thing. She’s a calm and patient girl who loves attention. She walks nicely on a lead, but is unsure about cats. When she discovered a cat at the shelter, after watching it for a few minutes, Dolly decided that barking at it seemed like the right thing to do, but she did not charge or act aggressively.” To see more photos of Dolly, click here.

RADAR paid all $287 of the heartworm treatment costs for Dolly.

UPDATE! All funds for Dollye 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 Dolly:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Black Dog Fund ($50); Karen Dymond

If you are interested in adopting Dolly, please contact To Love a Canine Rescue.

Added on May 28, 2017.

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