Unfortunately, many of the dogs that RADAR helps have not been loved and cared for the way they deserve, and many arrive at the shelter heartworm positive. For too many dogs, this is an automatic death sentence. Dogs who test positive sometimes are not even given the opportunity to be adopted or pulled by a rescue. Why? Because heartworm treatment costs money, and most shelters and rescues do not have the funds.
Due to this great need, we have established the Helping Hands for Hearts Fund. This fund is designed to supplement RADAR’s assistance of heartworm positive dogs by providing $50 to $100 towards each dog helped, as long as funds are available.
Prior to RADAR helping us, we did not have as many heartworm positive dogs even make it to the adoption floor. I am very pleased that it’s no longer a death sentence for a dog who comes into our shelter heartworm positive! RADAR has helped save so many dogs in Darlington, SC. Instead of telling a medically challenged dog, ‘We can’t afford to help you,’ we can now give them hope and a chance at life. — Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s Darlington County shelter liaison.
Your contributions to the Helping Hands for Hearts Fund will help us save more heartworm positive dogs by providing them with a second chance at life.
To see donors and assisted dogs from previous years, please click below:
|Donor List for the HHH Fund|
Thank you to the following contributors:
Scotch Blakeney; Manheim Pike Veterinary Hospital’s Thank You Rewards App; Gretchen Kozen; Rusty Baksa, in honor of the birthday of his wife, Kristin; Rebecca Brafman; Jessica Armijo, in honor of Christina Citsay’s birthday; Diane Krieger & Melissa Feeney, in honor of Bridget Johnson’s birthday; Rosie, who RADAR assisted in 2016; Gail O’Connor & Donna Senica, in memory of Donna’s beautiful and loving dog, Abbey; Elaine Stevens
Thank you to the following contributors for donating in honor of Tracy Craig’s birthday:
Connie Leydig, Jane Stein, Angie Baker, Sharon Auville, Anonymous, Amy Welton, Holly Landes, Madalene Vance, Bridget Sions, Melanie DeVault, Lynne Redmon; Brian Mertz
Thank you to the following contributors for donating in honor of Cheryl Wise’s birthday:
Sheila Valdez; Nanette Oggiono; Robbie Lane Jackson; Jacque Honeycutt; Edward Faison; Jimmy Calder; Elizabeth Claussen; Cheryl Wise
|Dogs Assisted Through the HHH Fund|
Heartworm Disease in Dogs
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You’ve heard it before – your dogs should be on heartworm preventatives (preferably year-round, so that you don’t forget to start again!). Some might say that it’s too expensive. It’s about $150 for a year’s supply of preventative and for the cost of the test… or about 40 cents a day. That cost is well worth it when you consider the pain heartworms will cause your beloved pet, and the pain of potentially losing your pet to something that you can prevent.