Maddie’s a Hound dog and that reminds us of this story: When a Hound rescue in Munich converted some abandoned mills into kennels, the howling of the dogs caused the locals to exclaim, “The mills are alive with the Hounds of Munich!” As for Maddie, she’s a five-year-old Bluetick Coonhound mix who arrived as a stray on July 31st at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina. Not only was she just another Hound dog in a crowded rural shelter, but she was also heartworm positive. It would take a lucky break for Maddie to make it out of the shelter alive.

And a lucky break is just what Maddie got. On August 10th, the national American Black and Tan Coonhound Rescue offered to take Maddie. There was just one problem: her heartworm treatment costs needed to be covered. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, immediately turned to us for help. We agreed, and Maddie was safe! She had her heartworm treatment done on September 16th.

Susan shared this with us from her photo shoot and meeting with Maddie at the shelter: “She’s a born hunter; while she ignored a sleeping cat in the yard, it was too hard for her to resist chasing the ones that headed out of the yard! She was polite on her leash, but very interested in following her nose, and she would have loved a chance to run. She caught a scent off in the woods we were passing and let out one soulful bay! She is very gentle and sweet, and should be great with kids. Maddie was always at the front of her kennel raised up on her back legs to greet visitors and to keep an eye on all the action in the yard!” To view more photos of Maddie, click here.

RADAR paid all of heartworm treatment costs for Maddie, which totaled $214.

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

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

UPDATE! Maddie has been adopted!

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

Helping Hands for Hearts FundBritney Aldridge / Critter CaptionsLinda Siegert / Collars of Hope Creations

Added on September 27, 2014.

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