The Latin meaning of Mandy is “she who must be loved.” And Mandy was in dire need of love and care and shelter when she and her five pups were found on December 19th. Three-year-old Mandy, a mutt mix, and her six-week-old pups were taken to the Chesterfield County Animal Services shelter in South Carolina. The goal was to get the entire family off to a rescue as quickly as possible. But that was made all the more difficult when Mandy tested heartworm positive.

On December 2nd, Kathie Weinberg of Home Sweet Home Animal Rescue in New Jersey made an urgent request to RADAR. She would commit to pulling Mandy and her five pups if we would commit to assisting with Mandy’s heartworm treatment costs. We agreed and Mandy and her family were off to New Jersey! She completed her heartworm treatments on March 14th.

Kathie shared this with shortly after Mandy’s arrival: “She is super sweet and very shy at the moment, but she is warming up daily and has decided that she likes living inside very much. In fact, she has discovered the bed and is now sleeping with the rest of the pack. She gets along great with the other dogs and just seems to be very grateful that she is now warm, has a full belly, a soft place to lay her head and is safe. She also seems to have abandoned her mommy duties. It’s like she says, ‘Thanks Lady. Now it’s your turn. I’ll be on the bed if you really need me.’ Ha!” To see more photos of Mandy, click here.

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

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

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 Mandy:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Susan Stephens; Nancy Freer Kartoon; Judith & Mark Chien, in honor of their cat, Mandy; Diana Berkstresser

If you are interested in adopting Mandy, please contact Home Sweet Home Animal Rescue.

Added on April 2, 2017.

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