Lilou

Her name is pronounced LEE-lou. And, we knew we had to help Lilou! At least seven years old and a Bloodhound mix, Lilou arrived as a stray at the Wilson County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on April 9th. A few days later, Lilou’s owner was found, but he told the shelter to put her to sleep since he didn’t want her anymore! Efforts went into high gear to find a rescue for Lilou. She had three obvious obstacles to getting a rescue placement: she was a senior, she had two large tumors the size of grapefruits on her abdomen, and she was heartworm positive.

On April 15th, RADAR provided an offer to assist with Lilou’s heartworm treatment as an incentive for a rescue to take her. The same day, with the help of the Maggie Society Canine Rescue, Rehabilitation & Education organization in North Carolina, Wags Rescue & Referral in Pennsylvania agreed to take Lilou! Fortunately, the tumors turned out to be hernias that were surgically repaired on May 2nd. After recovering, Lilou was spayed on May 28th.

Lilou received her heartworm treatment on June 9th. We’ve been told that Lilou has an incredibly sweet personality. Even when she was in obvious pain from her hernias, she was always extremely sweet and sociable. Click here to view more photos of Lilou.

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

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

UPDATE! Lilou 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 Lilou:

Helping Hands for Hearts FundChloe’s SOS Fund; Mary Ashburn; Rebecca Firman; Deborah Krogh-Michna; Linda Ferrara

Added on June 12, 2014.

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