Karina was found as a stray along with her five three- to four-month-old puppies on April 22nd. The little family was brought to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina. The two-year-old German Shepherd mix said good-bye to her puppies as they all were rescued, but Karina needed some extra help before she could be adopted or rescued because she tested positive for heartworms.

On May 4th, To Love A Canine Rescue in Pennsylvania expressed interest in taking Karina if she could first be treated for her heartworms. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, immediately asked for our assistance, and we agreed the same day! Karina completed her heartworm treatment on July 9th.

At 47 pounds, Karina is on the smaller size for a German Shepherd. “Karina loves her person with the temperament typical for a German Shepherd dog,” Susan said. “She tested well with male and female dogs. She has a medium energy level and is loving and playful. She did not pay attention to yard cats at the shelter.“ Click here to view more photos of Karina.

RADAR paid all of Karina’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $296.

UPDATE! All funds for Karina 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 Karina:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Gail O’Connor; Leilani Campbell; PayPal Giving Fund; Sherry Hutchison; Melissa Bitting

If you are interested in adopting Karina, please contact To Love A Canine Rescue.

Added on July 21, 2019.

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