Holly needed lots of help. Approximately seven years old and a Shepherd mix, Holly arrived as a stray at the North Augusta Animal Control facility in Aiken County in South Carolina on November 13th. She not only had a terrible skin condition and was emaciated, but was also heartworm positive. It was also obvious she had had several litters in her lifetime.

Mary Lou Seymour of Shelter Animals Advocates (SAA) and its HeartBeat Goes On program asked for RADAR’s help with Holly within a few hours of her intake. We agreed to help, and Holly was safely out of the shelter to get her skin treated and gain some much-needed weight before starting her heartworm treatment. On December 2nd, Holly developed a prolapsed uterus, requiring surgery the same day. While she was recovering at the vet, her first heartworm treatment was administered.

Sadly, Holly’s condition did not improve enough for the vet to safely continue her heartworm treatment. As the months passed and with her condition still tenuous, SAA determined that a hospice foster would be best for Holly. “How a dog this neglected can be so gentle and sweet,” SAA said. “She has the most loving disposition, and she still wags her tail!” Be sure to view more photos in Holly’s gallery.

RADAR paid all of the initial heartworm treatment costs of $186 for Holly.

UPDATE! All funds for Holly have been raised! Thank you!

While RADAR is no longer asking for donations for our nonprofit, we ask that you check out some of our rescue partners and make a donation to one or more of them.

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Holly:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($50); Chloe’s SOS Fund ($50); Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson; Rakuten; 2020 RADAR Calendar proceeds

Added on May 24, 2020.

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