“Layla and Majnun” is a Persian poem about two star-crossed lovers written by Nezami in the 12th century. This Layla, an approximately eight-year-old German Shepherd mix, needed some love when she arrived at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina as a stray on April 29th. She was brought to the shelter with another stray Margo. They became best friends and comforted each other in their shared kennel. Despite having inoperable cancer, Margo was rescued by a wonderful rescue group. Layla missed her friend and needed some extra help to get out of the shelter. Volunteers spent time getting to know this sweet loving girl, but she was overlooked by adopters and rescues because she tested heartworm positive.

Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society, sought our help for Layla on May 27th. Long Trail Canine Rescue in Vermont wanted to help Layla as soon as they heard her story, but needed help to cover the cost of her heartworm treatment. Could we provide the funds? We too were impressed by Layla’s story and agreed to help. Layla was transported to Vermont on June 15th and had her heartworm treatment on August 1st.

Layla is now ready to find her very own family. She has been in a loving foster family for a few months. She is calm and laid-back. She is living with another canine friend as well as feline friends, and shares her space contently. She is more of a people kind of dog, so she would do fine in a home without dogs. Layla does not seek an active family, but rather a restful environment to match her temperament. Her favorite pastime is being with people. Her ideal home would be with a family or couple where she can relax at the feet of those who appreciate her loyal, gentle Shepherd nature. To see more photos of Layla, click here.

RADAR paid all $250 of the heartworm treatment costs for Layla.

UPDATE! Layla has been adopted! We were told that she is now living “in a nice quiet home with another senior boyfriend!”

UPDATE! All funds for Layla 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 Layla:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Chloe’s SOS Fund ($50); Wendi LeConey; 2020 RADAR Calendar proceeds

Added on August 25, 2019.

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