Gloria, a three-year-old Border Collie-German Shepherd mix, arrived at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina in her glorious coat of fur. She was a stray picked up by animal control on October 10th. Her lovely looks and big smile couldn’t hide the fact that she had given birth to several litters. And her plush fur was hiding a deadly secret: Gloria tested heartworm positive.

Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, found a rescue that had room for Gloria if her heartworms could be treated first. Home At Last Dog Rescue in Pennsylvania was waiting for Gloria, and so Susan asked RADAR for our help on October 27th. We agreed to fund Gloria’s heartworm treatment, and she completed her treatment on November 26th.

The shelter says that, “Gloria loves being near her person. She is softly affectionate and has a nice doting side to her. She is calm and polite, and has a very dignified, lady-like feel to her. She is not kissy or huggy, but she enjoys being near her person to accept pets and attention. Gloria is not a playful dog, but is happy to simply stroll around and enjoy her space and a sunny, grassy spot. She would make a wonderful companion pet. Gloria is a very appealing dog both inside and outside.” Click here to view more photos of Gloria.

RADAR paid all of Gloria’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $336.

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

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UPDATE! Gloria has been adopted!

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Sunday Wright Fund; Melissa Bitting; Lena Khais; Emily Jameson DeFrances; Megan Elizabeth; Wendi LeConey

Added on December 22, 2019.

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