Leah needed a new leash on life. This four to five-year-old Yellow Lab arrived as a stray on July 1st at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina. How does a classic Yellow Lab like Leah end up on the shelter’s euthanasia list? She was heartworm positive. And for most rescues, heartworm treatment is just too costly to cover. So Leah found herself on the shelter’s July 24th PTS list (Put To Sleep).
Through their tireless efforts, the volunteers with the Darlington County Humane Society shelter found a rescue interested in taking Leah! While Puppy Paws Rescue in Maryland wanted to take Leah, they could only do so if her heartworm treatment costs were covered. RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society volunteers, Susan Blakeney, had only one option left to save Leah: RADAR’s assistance. With our immediate commitment to assist, Leah had her new leash on life! On July 29th, Leah received her heartworm treatment. Susan shared the following with us about Leah: “She knows how to work a crowd, and happily engages with other dogs. Her gentle, low key energy makes her a dream dog to walk. Leah is a LOVE, plain and simple. She’s a keeper all right!” Click here to see more photos of Leah.
RADAR paid $252 of Leah’s $352 heartworm treatment costs. (The other $100 was donated directly to the Darlington County Humane Society.)
UPDATE! All funds for Leah have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Leah has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Leah:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson
Added on August 8, 2013.