It was Emily Dickinson who wrote, “Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.” But in the case of this Emily, she needed human beings to tell her story to help save her life. On August 26th Emily, a two to three-year-old American Pit Bull Terrier mix, was picked up as a stray and taken to the Clarendon County Animal Control shelter in South Carolina. The shelter staff realized immediately that Emily was a very sweet and friendly dog. Since the shelter does not have the funds to test for heartworms, a kind volunteer personally paid for the test. Sadly, Emily tested heartworm positive. That, combined with her Pit Bull mix breed, was not a good combination for finding an adopter or rescue.

When Nancy Bartow, the founder and director of Where Hope Lives Animal Rescue in New York, was told about Emily she decided to try to rescue her. What Nancy needed was help with Emily’s heartworm costs. On September 15th Nancy reached out to RADAR for assistance, saying, “We wish to give sweet Emily a second chance at a happy life.” We agreed to help, and the next day Emily was safe! She received her heartworm treatment on September 22nd.

“Emily is a very loving gentle soul,” Nancy told us. “She is sweet, friendly and lovable. She loves to play with other dogs and loves to get attention from humans. Despite her size she definitely likes to be a lap dog! She is a wonderful dog.” Click here to view more photos of Emily.

RADAR paid $250 towards Emily’s heartworm treatment costs.

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.

UPDATE! Emily has been adopted!

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Emily:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Bully Breed Dog Fund; Gail O’Connor

Added on October 31, 2015.

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