It’s Sweet Georgia Brown, or in this case, Sweet Georgia Brown and White! A five-year-old Pit Bull mix, Georgia arrived at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina way back on September 10th. Some folks dropped her off as a stray. However, because Georgia kept looking for these folks to return, it was believed that they were really her owners but didn’t want to admit it. Despite Georgia appearing to have been used and abused to produce multiple litters, she was still the sweetest girl in the world! Unfortunately, she was heartworm positive. That, combined with her Bully Breed mix, did not bode well for Georgia.
On October 26th, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, Susan Blakeney, reached out for our help with Georgia. The Animal Rescue Foundation of Southeastern Pennsylvania would take Georgia IF her heartworm treatment could be provided. We agreed to assist. When Georgia went for her heartworm treatment on December 9th, she did not respond well. She was finally able to complete her treatment on February 25th.
“I had already selected another dog for my next photo shoot at the shelter when I noticed sad-faced Georgia,” Susan told us. “So I decided to take her along for photo time and I absolutely fell in love with her! Hugging low to the ground as she ambled around the yard, she stopped to visit every person she could find, wandered in and out of the cat habitat without bothering the cats, and eventually settled down near the gate hoping someone would leave it ajar so she could make her slow-motion escape! She was an ideal walking companion, and when I stopped to sit down, she came over and nudged in for some snuggling. With her calm energy, Georgia seems to be a great fit for just about anyone!” Click here to view more photos of Georgia.
RADAR paid $300 towards Georgia’s heartworm treatment costs.
UPDATE! Georgia has been adopted!
UPDATE! All funds for Georgia 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 Georgia:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Melissa Feeney, in honor of Bridget Johnson’s birthday; Judith Apy
Added on March 9, 2015.