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. Take a look at all of the dogs who have received assistance through this fund. Please click here to view links to articles and videos about heartworm treatment and prevention.
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.
|Donor List for the HHH Fund|
Thank you to the following contributors:
Debbie Crider; Mariam Wright, in honor of Mary Lou Seymour; Jay Pulli & Peggy Marshall; Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson, in loving memory of their RADAR-assisted dog, Alice (fka Jordanna); Pamela Garnick, in memory of Alice (fka Jordanna); Chewy.com; The Men of 1789b; Kay Harrold; Elaine Stevens; Melissa Feeney, in honor of Bridget Johnson’s birthday; Rebecca Brafman; Marc Ehrenberg; Melissa Bitting; Victoria Adraktas, in honor of the birthday of her mother, Joan Adraktas; Hannah Hein; Diana Carsey Kinder; Road Home Rescue; Casey McSnout Fund; Tia Marie, Tina Marie, Amanda Cox, Shelby Lee, Theresa Grillo, Dee Dee Clark, Amanda Cox, Sara Maitland, Dawn McKibbin, Susan Shaddock & Peter Papdakos, in honor of Tia Marie’s birthday; The Kennedy/Shannon Charitable Fund
|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.