It’s Lemon and Lime! No, these aren’t the ingredients for a new fruity recipe, but this is the recipe on how to save two lives! Lemon and Lime were surrendered to the Lee County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on May 30th after their owner had passed away. Most likely a mother-daughter pair of Hound mixes, Lemon is approximately five years old, while Lime is only about three years old. Unfortunately, both Lemon and Lime tested positive for heartworms, making their chance of being adopted or rescued very unlikely.
Lemon and Lime sat at the shelter for two months with no interest, and as the shelter became overcrowded their names made it to the top of the dreaded euthanasia list. Fortunately, Home At Last Dog Rescue in Pennsylvania expressed interest in both Lemon and Lime on July 30th, but funding was needed for their heartworm treatment costs. Our liaison with the Lee County Animal Shelter, Brandi Sowell, immediately contacted RADAR. We agreed to help, and Lemon and Lime were finally safe, but alas, their troubles were not over. Due to a shortage of the drug used to treat heartworms, their treatment had to be delayed.
Finally, on October 4th, Lemon had her heartworm treatment done. Lemon’s foster mom had this to say about her: “Lemon is definitely happy being with all of my Hounds! She’s a sweet girl and loves to play. She even hopped over into my foster puppy’s corral to play with her. She’s a goofy girl and always has a smile on her face! She’s going to make some family very happy!” To see more photos of Lemon, click here.
RADAR paid all $300 of the heartworm treatment costs for Lemon.
UPDATE! All funds for Lemon have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE! Lemon has been adopted!
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Added on October 30, 2016.