With a name like LaJean, you might expect to see a dainty French Poodle. But LaJean is a big black Labrador Retriever mix. One to two years old, LaJean was surrendered by her owner to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on January 17th. We don’t know why she was surrendered, but we do know that as a larger black dog in an overcrowded rural shelter, her life was at risk. And being heartworm positive only made matters worse. When the shelter published its “put to sleep” list for March 18th, LaJean was on it.
Meanwhile, starting on March 7th, we worked with Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, to get a head start on trying to save LaJean. As an incentive for a rescue to take her, and with some extra funding help from RADAR supporter Melissa Feeney, we provided an offer to cover her heartworm treatment costs. On March 14th, the New England Lab Rescue in Maine agreed to take LaJean! Her heartworm treatment took place on March 25th.
Susan, who met with LaJean at the shelter, had this to tell us: “She’s super snuggly and willing to spend part of her time draping her ample frame over your lap and giving kisses! LaJean is quick to admit her favorite time of the day is recess. She’s bouncy and animated, and loves to run and engage in rambunctious play. Because of her strength and exuberance, she would probably do best in a home without small children.” To see more photos of LaJean, click here.
RADAR paid all $322 of LaJean’s heartworm treatment costs.
UPDATE! All funds for LaJean have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE! LaJean has been adopted!
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Added on April 11, 2015.