Three-year-old Joy is no cowboy, but because she is a Cattle Dog mix with a beautiful brindle coat, she may know something about managing cattle! A stray, she arrived at Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on September 23rd. Her background is a mystery but what is known is that she tested heartworm positive. Her heartworm status discouraged adopters and rescues.

Mary Lou Seymour of Shelter Animals Advocates (SAA) and its HeartBeat Goes On program found a rescue that would take Joy and find her a home. The caveat was that her heartworms had to be treated before she could be transported to Dog Star Rescue in Connecticut. And that is where RADAR came in. Mary Lou asked for our help on October 11th. We agreed and Joy finished her heartworm treatment on October 23rd.

Joy is a mid-sized gal at 35 pounds. “She is a really great dog with a supreme temperament, sweet and shy,” December Clark, with SAA, told us. Joy is ready to enjoy life now that she is healthy and free of heartworms. To see more photos of Joy, click here.

RADAR paid all $313 of the heartworm treatment costs for Joy.

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); Andy’s Safe Haven Fund, in memory of Ginnie Freeburn’s dog, Andy; Jennifer Siegert; Connie Hardin; Karen Dymond

If you are interested in adopting Joy, please contact Dog Star Rescue.

Added on November 17, 2019.

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