If this dog could talk, she would be saying, “I Emma lookin’ for my forever home!” Two-year-old Emma, a Labrador Retriever, was brought to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina by animal control on July 18th. While it’s never a good time for a dog to arrive at shelter, Emma arrived at the worst possible time. The shelter was filled to capacity, and dogs were already being placed on the shelter’s PTS (Put To Sleep) list. Emma was at an even greater risk since she was heartworm positive. Emma ended up on the PTS list for August 28th.

The volunteers with the Darlington County Humane Society worked late into the night of August 27th to find a rescue for Emma. RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society volunteers, Susan Blakeney, contacted us to see if we could provide an offer to cover Emma’s heartworm treatment as an incentive for a rescue to take her. With time rapidly running out, Long Trail Canine Rescue in Vermont agreed to take Emma!

Emma had her heartworm treatment done on September 10th. Susan shared this with us about Emma: “She is graced with a warm, gentle and friendly disposition. She calmly goes about her business of meeting folks and other dogs. Emma is very even keeled. As a recent mom, Emma will be right in her element in family a with kids and other dogs. She’s a happy and polite gal. She’s a keeper all right!” Click here to see more photos of Emma.

RADAR paid all of Emma’s heartworm treatment costs of $156.

UPDATE! Emma has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds for Emma 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 Emma:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Amy Clauss Moorby; Anthony Jerrick; Anne Killeen; Leslie Platt; Freya Hill

Added on September 25, 2013.

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