There’s no need to lie about Fib! Approximately two years old and a Pit Bull mix, Fib arrived as a stray at the Chester County Animal Care & Control shelter in South Carolina in early November. Despite the best efforts of both the shelter staff and online volunteers to network Fib, there was no adopter or rescue interest. It didn’t help that Fib was both a Pit Bull mix and heartworm positive.
On January 14th, RADAR provided an offer to cover Fib’s heartworm treatment costs as an incentive for a rescue to take her. But Fib lingered on at the shelter. On March 11th, the shelter contacted us to see if we would allow Fib to proceed with her heartworm treatment. Another dog was being treated that week, and Fib’s size was just right for the remainder of the treatment drug. We agreed with the understanding that Fib would not be euthanized for space reasons. Being heartworm treated would also help to make Fib more likely to be adopted or rescued.
Fib received her heartworm treatment on March 13th. A shelter volunteer had this to share: “Sweet little Fib is a wonderful girl! She’s great with people and dogs. Fib’s a very playful little girl. She loves to run and play with toys. She jumps with glee when excited, but is very quiet and well-behaved in her kennel. Fib is well-modulated and calms right down to give hugs or let you love her. She is a very smart girl! She will sit on command and just stare at you until you give her affection. Fib has been at the shelter entirely too long and needs rescue now!” To view more photos of Fib (including photos of her running and jumping!), click here.
RADAR paid all $200 of Fib’s heartworm treatment costs.
UPDATE! All funds for Fib have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Fib has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Fib:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Stacey Beall
Added on March 19, 2014.