Fifer is the name of someone who plays the fife, but in this case Fifer is also the name of a canine matriarch. A two-year-old Shepherd-Hound mix, Fifer and her family of four pups, along with Fifer’s companion Tilly, were trapped as strays by animal control on February 4th. They were all taken to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina. It seemed like every rescue was interested in taking Fifer’s pups, but the challenge was in finding a rescue to take the entire family. That challenge was made all the more difficult with Fifer being heartworm positive.
On March 1st, Home At Last Dog Rescue in Pennsylvania offered to take not only Fifer and all her pups, but Tilly as well! The only catch was getting the cost of Fifer’s heartworm treatment costs covered. RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, Susan Blakeney, requested our help, and we agreed at once. Fifer received her heartworm treatment on April 14th.
Susan happened to be at the shelter taking photos of dogs on February 4th when Fifer, her pups and Tilly were all being unloaded from the animal control truck. “All of the dogs were calm and patient,” Susan said. “Fifer is a super-sweet, waggy-tailed lady who has a friendly and gentle disposition.” Click here to view more photos of Fifer, her pups and Tilly.
RADAR paid all of Fifer’s heartworm treatment costs, totaling $226.
UPDATE! All funds for Fifer have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Fifer has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Fifer:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund: Laura Jones; Bill Sacrey; Karen Dymond
Added on April 29, 2015.