Layla, a petite two- to three-year-old Collie mix with fluffy ears, came into the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on June 8th. No one claimed this friendly stray and Layla hoped for a rescue that would be able to take her despite her heartworm positive status. It’s expensive to treat heartworms and that is probably why this otherwise very adoptable and rescue-ready dog waited in the shelter.

Long Trail Canine Rescue in Vermont wanted to pull Layla from the shelter if the cost of her heartworm treatment could be covered. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, turned to RADAR and asked for our financial help on June 20th. We agreed to help and Layla was able to make the long transport north to Vermont on June 27th, and was soon ready to begin her heartworm treatment.

Susan had gotten to know Layla at the shelter and told us about this sweet dog: “When you approach Layla, she wiggles with excitement to spend time with you. She has a beautiful thick curly coat, great for snuggling and hugging. We suspect she roamed free on a farm or in someone’s yard, so she needs a little encouragement to walk on leash. Layla mingles with other dogs politely and eagerly hugs every person she meets. With a medium energy level and curious nature, she would do best in a home with some room to play and children in the home are a plus!” Be sure to view more photos in Layla’s gallery.

RADAR paid all of Layla’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $250.

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

While RADAR is no longer asking for donations for our nonprofit, we ask that you check out some of our rescue partners and make a donation to one or more of them.

UPDATE! Layla has been adopted!

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Layla:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Casey McSnout Fund; Second Chances Fund

Added on July 26, 2020.

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