To say that Harper arrived at the shelter very pregnant is an understatement. This approximately two-year-old Hound was seized by animal control and taken to the Darlington County Animal Shelter in South Carolina during the day on August 6th. Urgent pleas went out for a foster home so that she wouldn’t have her pups at the shelter. But at 7:34 that evening she began giving birth to her five pups! Now the requests shifted to finding a rescue for the entire family. Complicating matters, Harper had heartworms.

On August 8th, Kim Frigault with Long Trail Canine Rescue in Vermont approached RADAR for help with Harper. “How sad for an unwanted expectant mama to be brought to a shelter to have her pups,” Kim said. “We want to offer a better future for her and her pups. We would like to offer her rescue and a place in Vermont to raise her puppies, spay her and, with RADAR’s help, treat her for heartworms.” We agreed to assist. Harper and her pups were transported to Vermont on August 25th. After weaning her pups, she was able to get her heartworm treatment on November 29th.

“We are happy to welcome this girl into our home,” Kim told as about fostering Harper. “It is obvious to us that she wants to be part of a family. She is smart, she is loving beyond words can describe and it is so wonderful to see her exploring a different world than she has ever had. She is great with our three pups and could care less about our two kitties! She has certainly forgotten about shelter life. She is happy to move on from being a mama and looking forward to what her future will bring.”

Following her heartworm treatment, Harper found her forever family! “She is so much loved by her new family,” Kim shared with us. She gets to go on a walk pretty much daily. Her dad takes her to work with him and they take a lunch break walk!” Click here to view more photos of Harper.

RADAR paid all of Harper’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $250.

UPDATE! Harper has been adopted, and her new name is Talula!

UPDATE! All funds for Harper 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 Harper:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Sandy Van Nostrand; Brian Mertz; Anonymous

Added on December 23, 2018.

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