Ducky is one lucky dog! But before she could thank her lucky stars, she was really down on her luck. She arrived at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina in late September. This petite two-year-old Beagle-Feist mix had just given birth to a litter of pups. Fortunately, the pups were all taken by a rescue. Unfortunately, Ducky was not, and remained at the shelter. Even worse, she was heartworm positive. Ducky’s future was in grave doubt.
Things seem to be looking up for Ducky when a foster home was found for her. However, when Ducky took up gardening (digging the flower beds), she was returned to the shelter. Susan Blakeney, a volunteer with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, met Ducky at the shelter in mid-November to take her photos (yes, the great photos of Ducky wearing a bandana are hers). Susan had this to say about Ducky: “She was very demure, and had a very down and out energy about her. No matter how how cheerful I tried to be, I could not get this sweet soul to crack a smile or give me a tail wag. It was very sad.”
Finally Ducky got lucky. One Life to Live Rescue in Pennsylvania agreed to take her if the costs of her vetting and heartworm treatment could be paid. Susan turned to RADAR, and we committed to assist! While Ducky awaited her vetting and heartworm treatment, she was able to go to new foster home (we assume one without a garden!). Click here to view more photos of Ducky.
RADAR has committed to fully pay Ducky’s vetting, spaying and heartworm treatment costs of $216.
UPDATE! Ducky is very lucky indeed! Her foster family loves her so much, they have adopted her!
UPDATE! All funds for Ducky have been raised! Thank you!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Ducky:
Diana Berkstresser; Elizabeth Lavoie
Added on December 16, 2012.