Golly gee, it’s Gigi! This sweet senior girl was feeling short on love and big on bad luck when she arrived at the Lee County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on February 26th. This seven to eight-year-old mixed breed was surrendered to the shelter when her former owner’s boyfriend didn’t want Gigi in the house anymore. While this was already an unfair turn of events for Gigi, things got worse when it turned out that she was heartworm positive. Sadly, being a senior dog and having heartworms both make being rescued or adopted a lot more difficult than normal.
One Love Animal Rescue in New Jersey expressed interest in pulling Gigi from the shelter, but they still needed assistance with the cost of her heartworm treatment. Brandi Sowell, RADAR’s liaison with the Lee County Animal Shelter, reached out to RADAR for help on March 8th. We agreed to assist, and Gigi was safe! She got her treatment on May 29th and May 31st.
“I was so disappointed when I heard why Gigi was brought into the shelter,” Brandi told us. “The sad part is, she belonged to the woman’s little girl.” Gigi lost her former home, and probably her long-time best buddy. But thanks to a little help from new friends, Gigi has a chance for a happy new life. To see more photos of Gigi, click here.
RADAR paid $500 towards the heartworm treatment costs for Gigi.
UPDATE! All funds for Gigi 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 Gigi:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Chloe’s SOS Fund ($100); BARK (Bishopville Animal Rescue Krew); Brian Mertz; Gail O’Connor, in memory of her friend Cathy Wood’s loyal, lovable, cherished friend and companion, Cinnamon
If you are interested in adopting Gigi, please contact One Love Animal Rescue.
Added on June 9, 2019.