There was a bit of trickery in how Emma and her family ended up at the Mary Ann Morris Animal Society (MAMAS) shelter in rural Bamberg County in South Carolina on January 30th. A woman from a neighboring county claimed that Emma, a two to three-year-old Bully Breed mix, her husband Joe, and their three puppies were found on the side of the road. However, MAMAS later found out that the dogs belonged to this woman, but because she was not in Bamberg County, she lied about finding them! While the puppies were all adopted, Emma lingered on, in large part because she was heartworm positive.

On April 16th, Ruthie Rish at MAMAS reached out to us to ask for our help with Emma. If we could assist in the cost of her heartworm treatment, Lighthouse Animal Shelter in Massachusetts would take her. We agreed, and Emma received her heartworm treatment on April 17th. And Joe was also pulled by a rescue; he went to Wet Nose Rescue in Pennsylvania.

“Emma is a sweet and friendly dog,” Ruthie told us. “She is very easy and sweet to deal with. She should be a great family pet. Emma loves people and other dogs!” Here rescue says that “Emma is a snuggle bug and very loving. She is happy, outgoing, and loves attention from people. She will sit and give paw for a treat! Emma is great with other dogs and enjoys playing in the yard.” Click here to view more photos of Emma.

RADAR paid all of Emma’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $270.

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.

UPDATE! Emma has been adopted!

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Fred Huehnergarth; Tina Muncy; Barb & Marty Myers; Anonymous; Karolay Aldave

Added on May 2, 2018.

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