To misquote Eric Clapton, “Layla, you’ve got us makin’ pleas. Layla, we’re beggin’ donors, please!” And those pleas are for this four-year-old Shepherd mix (emphasis on mix!) who arrived at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on March 27th.

Layla was surrendered to the shelter by her owner, who could no longer afford to keep the dog. Little did Layla know that she was so at risk. There was no adopter or rescue interest for this heartworm positive dog. In mid-May Layla was placed on the euthanasia list.

Through the endless efforts of the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue volunteers, Almost Home Dog Rescue in Pennsylvania agreed to take Layla! However, they could do so only if her heartworm treatment costs could be covered. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, contacted us for assistance, and we agreed.

Layla had her heartworm treatment done on June 18th. Susan had this to report to us regarding Layla: “She has a wonderful cool and calm energy about her. Layla puts folks and other dogs at ease. She’s an easy leash walker. She may have a bolder look, but it’s all appearances; she’s very gentle and polite. She has an exotic look and a sweet personality!” To view more photos of Layla, click here.

RADAR paid all of Layla’s heartworm treatment costs of $240.

UPDATE! All funds for Layla have been raised! Thank you!

UPDATE! Layla has been adopted!

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 Layla:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Paul & Anna Nadler; Denise Winslow; Kimberly Dickey; Leilani Smith; Diana Berkstresser

Added on June 26, 2013.

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