It’s glamorous Gladus, and she’s lookin’ mighty pretty in pink! Three years old, this Flat-Coated Retriever-Border Collie mix arrived at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on June 20th. Gladus was surrendered to the shelter by her owner, who indicated that she could no longer care for the dog. Gladus had some hair loss and scars on her back legs. As “just another black dog” in this crowded rural shelter, Gladus was overlooked by adopters and rescues. An added concern was that she was heartworm positive. She ended up on the shelter’s euthanasia list for August 13th.

With Gladus rapidly running out of time, on August 9th, Caring for Creatures in Virginia offered to take her! However, Gladus would first need to have her heartworm treatment done and paid. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue and a volunteer with Caring for Creatures, asked for our help to seal the deal for Gladus. We agreed, and Gladus was safe! She had her heartworm treatment done on August 26th.

“She’s such a lovely lady and for so long had been overlooked,” Susan told us. “She’s gentle and friendly with a happy disposition. When I sat in the shade with her, Gladus leaned over in my lap as I stroked her silky black fur. She was waggy-tailed and polite on our walk. She’s totally cool with cats and seems to be comfortable around other dogs. Gladus truly is a gem!” Click here to view more photos of Gladus.

RADAR paid all of heartworm treatment costs for Gladus, totaling $247.

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

UPDATE! Gladus has been adopted!

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 Gladus:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Black Dog Fund; Jennifer Siegert; Dorian Edwin, in memory of her Aunt Gladys; Eva Kociszewski

Added on September 7, 2014.

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