‘Twas a week before Christmas, when all through the shelter, every critter was stirring, all helter-skelter! And that’s when Gwendolyn, a one to two-year old Australian Border Collie mix, arrived as a stray at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina. Gwendolyn, despite her petite size, adorable looks and charming manner, started the New Year as she ended the old one: at risk in a high-kill shelter. Adding to her woes, she tested heartworm positive.

Thanks to the dilligent efforts of the volunteers with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, the TreeTops Animal Rescue in Pennsylvania agreed to take Gwendolyn, but only if the costs of her heartworm treatment could be covered.

Yet again, Susan Blakeney, a volunteer with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, and their RADAR liaison, turned to us to assist. And, yet again, we agreed! RADAR committed to covering the cost of Gwendolyn’s heartworm treatment.

Susan shared this with us about Gwendolyn, “She is very interactive and engaging with both people and pets. Gwendolyn is fun, friendly and ready to climb into your lap or snuggle right by your side. She’s cute as a button!” Click here to view more photos of Gwendolyn (taken by Susan).

Gwendolyn received her heartworm treatment on January 24th. She will be transported to the TreeTops Animal Rescue in February.

RADAR paid for all of Gwendolyn’s heartworm treatment cost of $197.

UPDATE! Gwendolyn has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds for Gwendolyn 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 Gwendolyn:

Melissa Feeney; Diana Berkstresser

Added on January 30, 2013.

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