Ginger is very timid, so as her name suggests, she needs to be treated gingerly! A four-year-old Bully Breed mix, Ginger was found as a stray and taken to the Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on June 13th. Unfortunately, Ginger tested positive for heartworms. The shelter’s policy does not permit dogs with heartworms to be adopted. It would take a rescue commitment to save Ginger’s life.
There was nothing gingerly about the efforts of Mary Lou Seymour with the The Heart Beat Goes On program to find a rescue for Ginger! On June 16th, Mary Lou began networking Ginger to rescues. Running out of time and rescue options, Shelter Animals Advocates, the parent organization of The Heart Beat Goes On, requested RADAR’s help on June 26th. If we would assist with Ginger’s heartworm costs, they would take him. We agreed and Ginger was safe!
On July 6th, Ginger received her heartworm treatment. Mary Lou’s partner with The Heart Beat Goes On, December Clark, had this to tell us about Ginger: “She is uninterested in other animals. She is very timid and in need of some TLC. She’s very unsure of everything. Ginger has been neglected. But what a beautiful girl!” Click here to view more photos of Ginger.
RADAR paid all of Ginger’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $375.
UPDATE! All funds for Ginger have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE Unfortunately, Ginger became aggressive and unpredictable and had to be euthanized by her rescue. We are so sorry that whatever she went through in her past never left her. Rest in Peace, Ginger.
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Added on July 22, 2016.