What’s a favorite of Kelly? A rub of her belly! This two to three-year-old Bully Breed-Lab mix was taken to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on September 18th after being picked up as a stray by animal control. Kelly was extremely thin, but even after gaining some much-needed weight, she still lingered for three months at the shelter without any adopter or rescue interest.  Her breed mix, combined with having heartworms, were limiting her possibilities.

When Long Trail Canine Rescue in Vermont expressed interest in taking Kelly on December 22nd, the only obstacle was the cost of her heartworm treatment. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, immediately asked for our help, and we agreed! A local foster was secured to care for Kelly during her heartworm treatment, which took place on January 23rd.

Kelly’s foster Mom says that Kelly is great in the kitchen, and that Kelly “will even clean up anything that you may drop on the floor!” The shelter had posted this about Kelly: “Top marks for this dog, who was rated top in her class as she sailed through her temperament testing. Deemed to be perfect in all categories, which includes comfortably meeting other dogs, cats and kids. Sweet Kelly has quietly and politely waited for her turn to be selected.” And now that time has come! Click here to view more photos of Kelly.

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

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

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

UPDATE! Kelly has been adopted!

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Martha Stuart; Kathy O’Connor; Tamara Talbot

Added on January 28, 2018.

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