Kayla means ‘beloved’ but this Kayla had not been treated as a beloved dog. A two- to three-year-old Bully Breed mix, Kayla, with her loving eyes, was found as a stray and brought to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter on April 27th. Kayla had been neglected, and part of that neglect meant that she had not received heartworm prevention. Kayla tested positive for heartworms in a crowded rural shelter and waited for a rescue during the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown.

Almost Home Dog Rescue in Pennsylvania wanted to pull Kayla from the shelter if her heartworms could be treated. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, turned to RADAR on June 14th. We agreed to assist Kayla and she had her back-to-back heartworm treatments on June 17th and 18th.

“Kayla is a bouncy, friendly girl looking for a family and a big yard,” Susan said. “She loves to play and loves to be with her people. This sweet-natured, bubbly, sleek-jacketed lady is a master hugger and kisser. She is a smile maker who is perfectly suited in caring for slightly older kids and sharing her life with other dogs who will appreciate her happy, playful outlook on life. A typical rescue, she is polite and so grateful to walk on leash with you. Her pretty tan coat and her big smile make her a looker, and her bubbly personality makes her a keeper!” Be sure to view more photos in Kayla’s gallery.

RADAR paid all of Kayla’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $255.

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

While RADAR is no longer asking for donations for our nonprofit, we ask that you check out some of our rescue partners and make a donation to one or more of them.

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Kayla:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Second Chances Fund

If you are interested in adopting Kayla, please contact Almost Home Dog Rescue.

Added on July 12, 2020.

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