Finding Dory to be the 2,000th RADAR-assisted dog is so appropriate because she is the epitome of an at-risk dog who exemplifies the reason for RADAR. Like so many of our previous 1,999 RADAR-assisted dogs, Dory has quite the story, progressing from heartbreaking to heartwarming.

Dory, an eight-year-old German Shepherd, spent most of her life alone in a dog pen without even a dog house for shelter. Despite giving birth to countless litters of pups, she had never been to a vet. When Dory escaped from her pen, a neighbor thought she had killed her cat, so on May 24th, she took Dory to the Mary Ann Morris Animal Society (MAMAS) shelter in rural Bamberg County in South Carolina. Dory was very thin and filthy, but as sweet as could be. It was later determined that Dory was not the cat killer. Neglected and living outside, it was no surprise when Dory tested strongly positive for heartworms.

On June 24th, Ruthie Rish at MAMAS requested RADAR’s assistance for Dory’s heartworm treatment. “It breaks our hearts to know this girl has spent so many of her years alone in a dog pen,” Ruthie said. “This is a very loving dog, who deserves so much more than she has gotten in life.” Because of Dory’s age and advanced level of heartworms, she would require a more costly split treatment. Relying on the support of our donors, we agreed to cover all of the costs. She had her heartworm treatments on June 26th and July 25th.

Meanwhile, Dory got a rescue commitment from Wet Nose Rescue in Pennsylvania! We were told that she is a calm, well mannered and loving girl. Her foster said that Dory is a super sweet and an easy dog. She would probably do best in a home with older children. She’s quite timid and shy, with sudden or quick movements startling her, so a quieter home would be best. Dory is super gentle, and loves to give and get attention from people! To see more photos of Dory, click here.

RADAR paid all $450 of the heartworm treatment costs for Dory.

UPDATE! Dory has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds for Dory 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 Dory:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Chloe’s SOS Fund ($100); Sunday Wright Fund; Jo Irvine; Brian Mertz; The Newsam Family; Selena McHone; Anonymous; Barb & Marty Myers; Jennifer Siegert

Added on August 9, 2018.

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