An Aiken County South Carolina hoarding case brought Laura, a five-year-old Border Collie-Spaniel mix to the Aiken County Animal Shelter on January 30th. Her dog friend Gage also came along to the shelter. Laura needed to gain some weight and had some fur missing in spots and was flea-ridden.  She was also very scared. The court had ordered Laura and Gage to be surrendered to the shelter for their own welfare, but being heartworm positive threatened their future health and adoption or rescue interest.

RADAR was contacted by Mary Lou Seymour, of Shelter Animal Advocates (SAA) and its HeartBeat Goes On program on February 18th. Dog Star Rescue in Connecticut had a spot for both Laura and Gage if their heartworms could be treated first. We agreed to help Laura and Gage, and they had their heartworm treatments on February 28th.

Laura is a medium-sized dog and very pretty now that her coat has grown in and she has gained needed weight. She needs to be with another dog to give her confidence. She is kennel trained and loves to be petted. Laura is very sweet and shy and waiting for her loving and caring future home. Be sure to view more photos in Laura’s gallery.

RADAR paid all of Laura’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $315.

UPDATE! All funds for Laura 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 Laura:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Rebecca Kuga; Laura Jones, in honor of Toby (aka Scotty); Brian Mertz; Susan Penney; Wendi LeConey

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

Added on March 22, 2020.

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