What at first seemed like another ride in the back of her owner’s pick-up truck for Helen, her five 11-week-old pups and her husband Henry, turned out to be a one-way trip to the shelter. Helen, a two to three-year-old Cattle Dog-Hound mix, and her family were surrendered by their owner to the Darlington County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on May 5th. With Helen and Henry very bonded, the goal was to get a rescue commitment for the entire family, but that was made all the more difficult with Helen testing positive for heartworms.

On May 29th, Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, turned to us for help with Helen. “We have been pushing to rescue Helen, her husband Henry and all the pups,” Susan said, “hoping to get them all out together. To Love A Canine Rescue in Pennsylvania will help everyone IF we can first get Helen’s heartworms treated.”  We agreed to assist, and Helen received her heartworm treatment on June 12th.

“Helen is one of the sweetest dogs!” we were told. “She loves everyone. She has a very laissez-faire approach to life. Hanging out with other pets and kids make her happy. She has a super pleasant disposition and a gentle nature.” Click here to see more photos of Helen, her five pups and husband Henry.

RADAR paid all $203 of the heartworm treatment costs for Helen.

UPDATE! All funds for Helen 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 Helen:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Tina Muncy; Linda Siegert / Collars of Hope Creations

If you are interested in adopting Helen, please contact To Love a Canine Rescue.

Added on July 4, 2018.

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