Josey knows déjà vu when she sees it. On May 18th she was detained, for the second time in her young life, at the Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina. The first time was March 29th, when she was heartworm negative and, against all odds for just another Hound in just another overcrowded rural shelter, she got adopted! When her owners surrendered her two months later, she protested. “Been here, done this, got the T-shirt!” Unfortunately, this time Josey tested positive for heartworms. She could not, by county regulations, be adopted by the general public. Her name would go on the euthanasia list unless she got pulled by a rescue.

Mary Lou Seymour with The Heart Beat Goes On program has, like Josey, been here before. Her advocacy for death row dogs follows a well-worn path to doors of rescues who alone can save a life. Mary Lou began networking Josey on May 22nd. Dog Star Rescue in Connecticut said that IF funds were available to treat the heartworm condition, they would pull Josey. Mary Lou asked RADAR if we could assist on May 29th. We agreed, and on June 2nd Josey’s future was looking rosy!

Josey, a one-year-old brindle Hound mix, had her heartworm treatment on June 11th. She has the characteristic and lovable Hound dog sweet gene. She is timid, possibly fearful of experiencing déjà vu all over again. But once out of the kennel, she warms up and just wants to please. To view more photos of Josey, click here.

RADAR paid $250 towards of Josey’s heartworm treatment costs.

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

UPDATE! Josey 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 Josey:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Hound Dog Fund; Lorraine & Patrick Smith; Maryellen Pachler

Added on July 11, 2015.

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