Although Fiona is a black dog, one of the meanings of the name Fiona is white. Go figure! A two to three-year-old Pit Bull mix, Fiona was picked up as a stray by animal control on May 2nd. But she was not alone; she had older pups with her as well. She and her pups were taken to the Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina. While the pups moved on to the adoption floor, Fiona wasn’t eligible. She had tested positive for heartworms. A rescue commitment would be needed. And that would be quite a challenge for Fiona being black, a Pit Bull mix and heartworm positive.
Fortunately for Fiona, Mary Lou Seymour with the The Heart Beat Goes On program is always up for a good challenge when it comes to saving heartworm positive dogs at the Aiken shelter. On May 10th, Mary Lou began networking Fiona. Two weeks passed without any bites. With time running out, Shelter Animals Advocates, the parent organization of The Heart Beat Goes On, decided they had to try and save Fiona. When Mary Lou asked for our help for Fiona’s heartworm treatment costs on May 24th, we agreed at once.
Fiona received her heartworm treatment on June 1st. December Clark, Mary Lou’s partner with The Heart Beat Goes On, told us this about Fiona: “She is shy and has a timid, unsure way about her until she gets to know you. She gently takes food from your hand. Fiona is a sweet dog with no issues. She has the most beautiful black coat.” To view more photos of Fiona, click here.
RADAR paid all of $375 of the heartworm treatment costs for Fiona.
UPDATE! All funds for Fiona have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Fiona has been adopted!
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Added on July 3, 2016.