Like EMILY’s List, the political action committee (PAC) that bears her name, Emily had her own list, topped with a wish for a pack of her own. Found running as a stray at only one year of age (technically still a puppy), Emily was impounded at the Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on August 26th. Emily’s dream of a family looked unattainable when she tested positive for heartworms and was not permitted to be adopted to the public. A rescue commitment was her only hope.

Mary Lou Seymour of The Heart Beat Goes On program is no stranger to canvassing. She began making calls to rescues on September 5th. But by September 16th no one had elected to pull Emily. “Last chance for Emily,” Mary Lou wrote. Her “put to sleep” date was imminent. On September 17th Palmetto Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) said they would take Emily IF funds for her heartworm treatment were available. Mary Lou asked RADAR for help, and we agreed. Emily was safe on September 18th, and had her heartworm treatment on October 5th.

December Clark, Mary Lou’s partner with The Heart Beat Goes On program, is confident that Emily’s dream of a family of her own will come true. She says that Emily “loves people and other dogs. Not a mean bone in her body!” She is house-trained and easy to please. A soft blanket to lie on, and companionship, checks all the boxes on Emily’s list. Click here to view more photos of Emily.

RADAR paid all of Emily’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $350.

UPDATE! Emily has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds for Emily 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 Emily:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Bully Breed Dog Fund; Melissa Feeney; Alex Wightman; Marsha Garrett; Kimberly Dickey; Jennifer Siegert

Added on October 26, 2015.

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