This is the sad saga of Dolphin, Kayla and Minnie. These three neglected female Black Lab mixes were only accidentally discovered when animal control was investigating the case of Carter, another neglected dog with the same owner. When animal control confronted the owner, they found Dolphin, Kayla and Minnie all living in a dreadfully filthy ten-foot square kennel without any food or water. Fortunately, animal control convinced the owner to surrender all four dogs. They were taken to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on January 5th. And, their owner was charged with neglect.

Not surprisingly, Dolphin, Kayla and Minnie all tested heartworm positive. Amazingly, Carter, a Bully Breed mix, did not. On January 8th, Home At Last Dog Rescue in Pennsylvania offered take all three black dogs if their heartworm treatment costs could be covered. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, immediately sought our help for all three, and we agreed! Dolphin and Kayla received their heartworm treatment on February 13th. Minnie is still awaiting her treatment.

Dolphin, Kayla and Minnie are each about three to four years old. They were understandably overwhelmed when they arrived at the shelter. But given some time to decompress and get the proper care they desperately needed, they soon began to flourish. Their photographer had this to share: “All three are so very sweet. I had a hard time taking pictures not because of them moving, but because I was sitting on the ground and each one wanted to be on my lap! And Dolphin especially. She rolled on my lap, kissing and hugging me.” To see more photos of Dolphin, click here.

RADAR paid all $183 of the heartworm treatment costs for Dolphin.

UPDATE! All funds for Dolphin 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 Dolphin:

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

If you are interested in adopting Dolphin, please contact Home At Last Dog Rescue.

Added on February 25, 2018.

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