Lola’s name is of Spanish and English origin and means “sorrows.” Sadly, this Spinone Italiano mix had more than enough experience with sorrow. She arrived at the North Augusta Animal Control facility in Aiken County, South Carolina on February 11th when her owner surrendered her. Lola had lived on a chain her whole life, and not surprisingly, it took a toll on her health. Lola tested positive for heartworms, which greatly lessened her chances of being rescued or adopted.
On February 18th, Mary Lou Seymour of Shelter Animals Advocates (SAA) in South Carolina and its HeartBeat Goes On program sought our help with Lola. SAA would take her, but funding would be needed for her heartworm treatment. We agreed to assist. Her heartworm treatments were done on February 26th and 27h.
“Because Lola was kept in the yard on a chain all of her life, she has zero training,” December Clark, Mary Lou’s partner with SAA, told us. “She is not potty trained and is fast on her feet to get into anything she can! While she has an aloof personality, she does warm up as she gets to know you. And, she does not like cats!” To see more photos of Lola, click here.
RADAR paid all $335 of the heartworm treatment costs for Lola.
UPDATE! All funds for Lola have been raised! Thank you!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Lola:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Andy’s Safe Haven Fund, in memory of Ginnie Freeburn’s dog, Andy; Susan Stephens; Laura Hanby; Karolay Aldave; Anonymous; Lola Awoyinka; Cheryl Wise; Debbie McDuffie, in honor of Cheryl Wise’s birthday; Vanessa Raquel, in honor of Cheryl Wise’s birthday
If you are interested in adopting Lola, please contact Shelter Animals Advocates.
Added on March 17, 2019.