One might need a chariot with a lariat to assist to catch Harriet! From what we hear she is one fast dog! She arrived at the Craven-Pamlico Animal Services shelter in Craven County, North Carolina as a stray on May 6th. As fast as this three-year-old Labrador Retriever mix can run, she wasn’t fast enough to evade the mosquito that infected her with heartworms.

On May 31st, Karen Steers of Peak Lab Rescue in North Carolina contacted RADAR. Would we be able to help Harriet rid her body of the deadly heartworms, so that the rescue could find her a good home? We could help, thanks to our caring donors. Complications arose first due to Harriet being pregnant, then giving birth, then being in heat and then needing to be spayed, so her heartworm treatment was postponed. She completed the back-to-back treatment regimen on October 21st.

Harriet is described as a sweet goofball. She was originally placed into a foster home during her pregnancy, where it was anticipated that she would be adopted. She had eight puppies on July 1st, but sadly, two of the puppies didn’t survive. Harriet’s foster took care of Harriet and the pups until the pups were old enough to be moved to other foster homes, and pups were adopted quickly. Harriet’s foster decided that they wanted to adopt one of Harriet’s puppies, rather than keep Harriet due to her being too energetic for their older dog. Happily, Harriet was soon snapped up by the foster’s coworker, who had this to share: “Harriet is the most loving dog I have ever met. My children absolutely adore her and she is extremely spoiled! She is also the fastest dog I have ever seen. We can’t throw the ball fast enough! She is our family and we love her dearly.” RADAR is proud to be a part of Harriet’s dream happy ending. To see more photos of Harriet, click here.

RADAR paid all $317 of the heartworm treatment costs for Harriet.

UPDATE! Harriet has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds for Harriet 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 Harriet:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Sunday Wright Fund; Harriet Parker; Wendi LeConey; Maggi Berwind-Dart

Added on November 24, 2019.

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