As sweet as Honey is, her previous life was anything but sweet. Honey and two other dogs were kept chained in a tiny kennel. It is believed that they were being used as breeding dogs, so that their pups could be sold for fighting. After multiple investigations by animal control, the owner surrendered the dogs to the Martin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina. Honey arrived at the shelter on July 28th. She is a three-year-old American Pit Bull Terrier mix. Unlike the other two dogs, Honey had the stigma of being a Pit Bull mix, and this put her life in danger.

On August 9th, Henni Rains with Dune Dawgs Rescue in North Carolina reached out to RADAR for help with Honey (known as Yaya at the shelter). The rescue was interested in taking Honey, but did not have the financial resources to take on another dog. “The other two dogs from this horrible situation turned out to be wonderful, loving dogs,” Henni told us. “I would hate to see Honey fall through the cracks because she’s a Pit Bull mix.” We agreed to assist. Unfortunately, Honey tested heartworm positive. The rescue opted to use our assistance for her heartworm treatment, which took place November 10th.

“Honey has quickly left her past behind,” Henni said, “and learned what it means to be part of a family. Getting a still shot of her is a task since she is so full of life and wants to play! She is a fast learner and has mastered several commands. She walks nicely on a leash. Truck rides and treats at the bank are high on her list of daily likes! She also loves to romp in the water (one of the benefits of having a beach foster home). Once Honey does settle down, it’s to snuggle close by your side, as she loves humans of all ages, kids included.” To see more photos of Honey, click here.

RADAR paid all of Honey’s heartworm treatment costs, totaling $200.

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

UPDATE! Honey has been adopted!

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 Honey:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Bully Breed Dog Fund; Jennifer Siegert; Elizabeth Lavoie

Added on December 9, 2015.

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