The name Lara originated from several countries and languages, and has many different meanings. Among these is the Latin origin of the name, which means “protection,” something that this Lara really needed when she arrived at the Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on May 30th. A two-year-old Boxer mix, this sweet girl’s history was largely unknown. Sadly, one thing was for sure: she was heartworm positive, which lessened her chances of finding her forever home.

Mary Lou Seymour with Shelter Animals Advocates (SAA) in South Carolina contacted us about Lara’s heartworm treatment. If RADAR could provide assistance with the cost, Dog Star Rescue in Connecticut would be able to pull Lara from the shelter. RADAR agreed to cover Lara’s heartworm treatment fees, and she was safe! She received her treatment on June 14th.

While Lara understandably got a little bored waiting around in the shelter, she didn’t let it get her down. December Clark, Mary Lou’s partner with SAA, told us that Lara is a super smart and friendly girl who is eager to please. It’s no surprise that the Greek origin of her name means “cheerful,” which suits her very well! Click here to view more photos of Lara.

RADAR paid all of Lara’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $348.

UPDATE! All funds for Lara 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 Lara:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Jamie Skinner; Tamara Talbot; Lisa Keyser; Lorraine & Patrick Smith; Therese Anderson-Alexander; Mary Lou Seymour; Anonymous; Melissa Bitting; PayPal Giving Fund; Tina Muncy

If you are interested in adopting Lara please contact Dog Star Rescue.

Added on June 29, 2019.

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