Hi there! My name is now Lilah, although I was called Lyra at the shelter. I have quite the story to share with you. Two years old, I’m a proud Pitbull girl. My Pitbull pals, Piper and King, and I had spent all of our lives kept chained outside, along with a number of other dogs. This was the only life we knew that existed. But all of that changed when our owner died of an overdose. We were taken to the Columbus County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on January 2nd. Because we were living outside in the heart of heartworm country, and without any care, it was no surprise to anyone that all three of us tested heartworm positive. Little did we know just how much our heartworm status put as at risk.

Behind the scenes, help was on the way. Through the efforts of Madi Joselyn, a kind rescue person with the Burlington County Animal Alliance (BCAA) in New Jersey, BCAA was willing to take both me and Piper if the cost of our heartworm treatment could be covered. Madi asked a group called RADAR if they could help, and they agreed to help both of us! Our heartworm treatment was completed on March 5th. King was pulled to safety a bit later by BCAA with a RADAR grant as well.

I was so scared when the rescue pulled me from the shelter that I didn’t look at my foster for a week (well maybe when she wasn’t looking!). I soon realized how great my life was going to be. I started playing with Ellie, my foster’s other dog, house-trained very quickly and took to the leash perfectly. I even walk alongside my human if the leash isn’t used. I’ve been told I am very smart and learn quickly. My foster mom says I get so happy about everything! I might just be walking in the park or waiting for breakfast, and I will just sniff the air in disbelief and then have happy howl! Click here to view more photos of me!

RADAR paid all of Lilah’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $398.

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

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UPDATE! Lilah has been adopted… by her foster mom, Madi! She wrote, “in over 10 years rescuing dogs, I have never felt the connection that I do with Lilah!”

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Sunday Wright Fund; Casey McSnout Fund; Brian Mertz; Marsha Sissler; Anonymous; Jennifer Siegert, in honor of Ken Siegert’s birthday

Added on March 24, 2019.

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