Live from Aiken, South Carolina, it’s The Way Out Update with Leanne Roseannadanna! Leanne came to the county shelter as a stray on January 21st. “I thought I was gonna die!” Leanne exclaimed. First, she was terrified; she curled up in a ball and the evaluator couldn’t get her out of the kennel. Second, she was diagnosed heartworm positive. Dogs who are heartworm positive cannot be adopted to the public; the only way out of the shelter alive is to be pulled by a rescue. “It’s always something,” Leanne says. “If it ain’t one thing, it’s another!”

By February 2nd, Leanne’s story was aired: a three to four-year-old, Carolina dog mix, very sweet, gentle, and loves to be petted. On February 4th, Mary Lou Seymour of The Heart Beat Goes On program asked RADAR for help: “Have not located a rescue yet for Leanne. I really need to hurry as she is not doing well in the shelter environment.” We agreed to assist with heartworm treatment costs as an incentive for a rescue to take her.

On February 5th, Operation Paws for Homes in Virginia committed to pulling Leanne. She was so frightened that she had to be picked up and carried to the car! But once her freedom ride began, Leanne perked up and gazed in wonderment out the window. Leanne had her heartworm treatment on February 20th, and recuperated at Sandy Crest Kennel in Chesterfield, South Carolina. Leanne impressed her caregivers with her good manners, gentleness to children and sense of humor: “Chew things? Not I! What, are you tryin’ to make me sick!?” To view more photos of Leanne, click here.

RADAR paid $250 towards the heartworm treatment costs for Leanne.

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

UPDATE! Leanne 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 Leanne:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Acacia Imports; Gail O’Connor

Added on March 7, 2015.

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