Things were getting frantic for Frannie! Three years old, this Shepherd-Hound mix arrived at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on November 25th. Frannie was one of 30 dogs rescued by animal control from a hoarding situation. Many of the dogs were so unsocialized that they were impossible to adopt or get rescue placement. While Frannie was fine, her heartworm positive status didn’t help her cause. Frannie ended up on the shelter’s Put To Sleep list for January 22nd.
On January 18th, RADAR contacted our liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, Susan Blakeney, to provide an incentive offer for Frannie. We would cover her heartworm treatment costs if a rescue took her. The next day the Animal Rescue Foundation of Southeastern Pennsylvania agreed to take Frannie! Her heartworm treatment was done on February 4th.
RADAR also provided an offer for Eliza, another heartworm positive dog from this same hoarding situation. Fortunately, Eliza was rescued as well!
Susan told us this about Frannie: “This peppy, waggy-tailed girl generates smiles all around. She is so cute and great fun to watch! Perfectly able to self-entertain, Frannie will bop from one activity to the next, grinning all the time, from rolling in the grass here, to bouncing to the left there, and then bowing down to invite friends to join in the fun. She is also very well-suited to lap time, where she will be happy to share some gentle kisses. You’ll find a friend in Frannie!” To see more photos of Frannie, click here.
RADAR paid all of Frannie’s heartworm treatment costs totaling $185.
UPDATE! All funds for Frannie have been raised! Thank you!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Frannie:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Leslie Platt; Freya Hill; Diana Berkstresser
Added on February 13, 2014.