Kira is a true survivor. Four to five years old and a Pit Bull mix, Kira was in horrible shape when animal control brought her to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on May 20th. This poor girl had clearly never had an easy life. She was emaciated, had hair loss, and a heart full of worms, but her tail never stopped wagging. While Kira never gave up hope, little did she realize that by mid-August her name would be on the shelter’s “put to sleep” list for August 26th.
With Kira being a triple at-risk dog (black, Bully Breed mix and heartworm positive), on August 23rd RADAR provided an offer to cover her heartworm treatment as an incentive for a rescue to commit to take her. On August 27th Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, shared the great news with us a rescue agreed to take Kira! Her heartworm treatment took place on September 8th.
We were told this about Kira’s stay at the shelter: “She was always so grateful for any attention that she could get, even if it was just a quick pat on the head. She showed her appreciation with a big sloppy kiss! An old soul who was super easygoing, Kira wasn’t bothered by sharing her space with dogs and cats. At feeding time she did this cute spin! Everyone loved her. She was one of the sweetest dogs we have ever met. After living through so much hardship, we really want her to find her forever home.” To see more photos of Kira, click here.
RADAR paid all of Kira’s heartworm treatment costs, totaling $293.
UPDATE! All funds for Kira have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE Unfortunately, her rescue could no longer take her as she ended up needing to be in a household where she would be the only dog. She has improved, as seen on Kira’s Petfinder listing.
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Kira:
If you are interested in rescuing or adopting Kira, please contact the Darlington County Humane Society.
Added on October 4, 2015.