Skip to my LuLu my darlin’! This three-year-old Labrador Retriever mix was surrendered by her family to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on July 24th. This was the same family who had adopted LuLu from the shelter as a puppy! As happens all too often, after the novelty of having a puppy wears off, the dog is relegated to a life of loneliness and isolation in the backyard. And that’s just what happened to LuLu and her buddy Bentley (a large purebred Pit Bull). When the family finally got tired of these dogs, they surrendered them to the shelter to await their fate. Fortunately, Bentley was adopted. LuLu was not so lucky.

With LuLu testing heartworm positive, and having no adopter or rescue interest, on October 8th she was placed on the shelter’s list of dogs to be put to sleep on October 10th. When RADAR learned of this on October 8th, we immediately offered to assist with LuLu’s heartworm treatment as an incentive for a rescue to take her. And the next day, October 9th, One Life to Live Pet Rescue and Adoption in Pennsylvania agreed to take her! With the help of RADAR’s supporters, LuLu was able to receive her heartworm treatment on October 28th.

We were told this about LuLu: “Being in the shelter for a second time was not an easy thing for LuLu. When she first arrived (for the second time), she was very frightened and very dependent on her buddy Bentley. However, with time and some TLC, LuLu gathered the courage to step out on her own. She was gentle and polite on walks, and sweet and respectful with her human walkers. She did not mind other rambunctious, playful dogs bouncing all around her, and she ignored the cats. LuLu has the potential to be a great pet and is a mellow, sensitive and settled lady who would be a charming addition to a family with other dogs.” Click here to see more photos of LuLu.

RADAR paid all of the heartworm treatment costs for LuLu, totaling $252.

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

UPDATE! Long Trail Canine Rescue was looking for a lab, as a family needed a therapy dog. LuLu was a perfect match, and so One Life to Live transferred her to Long Trail Canine Rescue.

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UPDATE! LuLu has been adopted!

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

Helping Hands for Hearts FundBlack Dog Fund; Kathy O’Connor; Gerald Huber; Freya Hill; Susan Lorentz; Diana Berkstresser

Added on November 8, 2014.

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