Maggie and her five young puppies were picked up as strays by animal control on September 20th and taken to the Clarendon County Animal Control facility in South Carolina. This facility is on the same grounds as the Animal Shelter of Clarendon County, which is also known as A Second Chance Animal Shelter, where the four-year-old Bully Breed-Lab mix and her puppies were transferred.
Because several of the puppies showed signs of possible parvovirus, the family was placed in the shelter’s isolation building. Sadly, two of the puppies died. However, the other three not only survived, but thrived and were adopted. But Maggie faced her own medical issues. When she was being prepped to be spayed, a strong heart murmur was detected, and a heartworm test proved positive.
Sherri Arment, the office manager for A Second Chance Animal Shelter, reached out to RADAR on February 14th for help with Maggie’s heartworm treatment costs. “We are a small shelter in a poor rural county with a huge number of strays and owner surrenders,” Sherri shared with us. “We don’t want to give up on Maggie.” We agreed to assist, and Maggie got her split-treatments on March 18th and April 24th-25th.
“Maggie is a very sweet, companionable dog who’s full of energy, but also happy to just sit and accept love,” Sherri said. “She is one wonderful dog!” Sherri keeps Maggie in her office, and Maggie loves everyone who visits her. To see more photos of Maggie, click here.
RADAR paid all $320 of the heartworm treatment costs for Maggie.
UPDATE! All funds for Maggie have been raised! Thank you!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Maggie:
If you are interested in adopting Maggie, or represent a rescue interested in pulling Maggie, please contact Sherri Arment at A Second Chance Animal Shelter.
Added on May 16, 2019.