The name Laila is derived from the Arabic word “leila,” which roughly translates to dark beauty. You’ll find that this name is fitting when you look into Laila’s beautifully dark eyes. A female Husky-Shepherd mix at five to six years old, she arrived at the Surry County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on March 16th, after her owner surrendered her. Unfortunately, Laila spent most of her time tied outside, and was heartworm positive.

Mayberry 4 Paws in North Carolina, an organization that helps find rescues for Surry County dogs, contacted RADAR on March 16th with a request for help, and we provided offered to assist with Laila’s heartworm treatment. On April 7th, Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue, which focuses on rescuing at-risk dogs in North Carolina, agreed to take Laila.

During Laila’s vet examination, several mammary tumors were found. She had tumor removal surgeries on April 21st and May 19th. Laila’s surgeries were successful, with at least three to four pounds of tumors removed! While a cytology report showed evidence of some cancerous cells, there was no visible change in her latest x-ray, which is a good sign. She was able to receive her heartworm treatment on June 2nd.

Jan Stepp, with Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue, wrote that she would have gladly adopt Laila, if only she had the additional space in her home. She wrote, “Laila is one of the best dogs that I have ever had the pleasure of serving.” Laila is quiet, she does well in the car, and she loves everyone around her. Click here to view more photos of Laila.

RADAR paid all $248 of the of heartworm treatment costs for Laila.

UPDATE! All funds for Laila 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 Laila:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Priscilla Rothe; EA; Dianne Roda

If you are interested in adopting Laila, please contact Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue.

Added on July 6, 2017.

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