Elly Mae Clampett was a suddenly wealthy fictional character in the popular 1960s television show “The Beverly Hillbillies.” Ellie, a two- to three-year-old Coonhound mix, may spell her name differently, but this Southern dog found herself in a ‘mess’ when she arrived at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on April 16th. Ellie was picked up as a stray and her owner never came for her. Poor Ellie not only had no ‘telly’ to watch, but also tested positive for heartworms. And unlike Elly Mae Clampett, this Ellie had no money to cover the expensive heartworm treatments.
Home At Last Dog Rescue in Pennsylvania wanted to save Ellie if she was first treated for heartworms. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue asked for RADAR’s help on June 15th and we agreed to assist Ellie. She had her heartworm treatments on July 15th and 16th.
“Ellie is a very loving girl who passed her temperament test with flying colors!” Susan told us. “It was also noted that she walked nicely on the leash. She’s a stunner with gorgeous, shiny black and tan coloring and typical floppy Hound dog ears. Ellie has been described as laid back, and she has done very well meeting a variety of new doggie friends, both male and female. She has been friendly and social with all, engaging nicely in mutual sniffing. Unflappable Ellie, the long-legged beauty, has a very sweet disposition. Ellie would be a wonderful family pet, ready to give her new family or person all her love.” To see more photos of Ellie, click here.
RADAR paid all $295 of the heartworm treatment costs for Ellie.
UPDATE! All funds for Ellie have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE! Ellie has been adopted… by her foster family! She has a fur-brother named Nelson and a fur-sister named Starla, both rescues!
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Ellie:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Brian Mertz; Joan Krain; Leilani Campbell; Melissa Farr & Jim Groff; Ginnie Freeburn, in memory of her dog, Andy; Tamara Talbot; Jody Hoffmann; Marsha Garrett; 2020 RADAR Calendar proceeds
Added on July 28, 2019.