Instead of letting the Genie out of the bottle, the goal was getting this Genie out of the shelter! It was no April Fool’s Day prank when Genie arrived on April 1st as a stray at the Allendale County Animal Shelter in South Carolina. Approximately one-and-a-half years old and a Labrador Retriever mix, Genie was bypassed by rescue after rescue. This is often the plight of black dogs in shelters.

Enough was enough for Genie. Mary Lou Seymour with Shelter Animals Advocates and its Heart Beat Goes On program had to get Genie out of the shelter and off to a rescue. And much to their credit, they did just that. Well, almost. Operation Paws for Homes in Virginia offered to take Genie. However, just as she was being vetted for transport to the rescue, she tested positive for heartworms. All bets were of until funding could be found for her heartworm treatment. Mary Lou immediately turned to RADAR for help, and we agreed to cover the costs.

Genie had her heartworm treatment done on June 17th. December Clark, also with Shelter Animals Advocates and The Heart Beat Goes On, told us this about Genie: “She is a very nice young dog. She is just as sweet as can be. This fluffy girl is the perfect size at only 45 pounds.” We were also told that Genie’s favorite things to do are give kisses and wrestle with her foster sister. She loves playing outside. Click here to view more photos of Genie.

RADAR paid all of Genie’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $340.

UPDATE! All funds for Genie have been raised! Thank you!

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Black Dog Fund ($50); Sunday Wright Fund; Melissa Bitting; Freya Hill; Tina Muncy; Melissa Farr & Jim Groff

If you are interested in adopting Genie, please contact Operation Paws for Homes.

Added on July 16, 2017.

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