The story of Joy and how happy she is could be called an “Ode to Joy!” But little did Joy know just how much her life was in jeopardy. A three-year-old Bully Breed mix, Joy was found as a stray and taken to the Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on August 31st. Testing heartworm positive meant that adoption was not an option for Joy at the this shelter. Only a rescue commitment could save her life.

There would be no joy in Muttville for Mary Lou Seymour with the The Heart Beat Goes On program until Joy was safe (she was known as Naga at the shelter). She began networking Joy to rescues on September 8th. But with no takers and Joy’s time up, Shelter Animals Advocates, the parent organization of The Heart Beat Goes On, decided they would pull Joy if RADAR could help with her heartworm treatment costs. We agreed and Joy was safe!

Joy received her heartworm treatment on October 4th. December Clark, Mary Lou’s partner with The Heart Beat Goes On, had this to tell us about Joy: “She is a very happy and well-connected dog. She is super friendly! Joy is so pretty. She lifted my spirits walking her around!” Click here to view more photos of Joy.

RADAR paid $300 towards Joy’s heartworm treatment costs.

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

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 Joy:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Peggy Marshall, in honor of her RADAR-assisted dog, BellaKaren Dymond

If you are interested in adopting Joy, please contact contact Shelter Animals Advocates.

Added on November 5, 2016.

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