It’s trivia time! What does this Marilyn have in common with Marilyn Monroe? Both lived in foster homes! A two-year old Alaskan Malamute-Shepherd mix, Marilyn was a stray who ended up at the Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on February 1st. When she tested heartworm positive, it meant that Marilyn could not be adopted. Her only way out of the shelter alive would require more than being able to sing “Happy Birthday Mr. President!” It would require a rescue commitment.

On February 6th, Mary Lou Seymour with The Heart Beat Goes On program began another one of her relentless searches for a rescue for an Aiken dog on death row. Mary Lou contacted RADAR on February 9th to ask for our help. She had potential rescue interest for Marilyn if she could get some financial assistance. We agreed to assist with Marilyn’s heartworm treatment costs. On February 12th, Dog Star Rescue in Connecticut committed to take Marilyn!

Marilyn received her heartworm treatment on March 17th, and then headed off to Connecticut. Her foster mom shared this with us: “Marilyn is very sweet and loyal to her people. She is protective of her people in regards to other dogs (gets between her humans and other dogs). She is curious, loving, well mannered and crate trained, and is settling in well. She loves playing with squeaky toys! She is very nervous when meeting other dogs, and needs a good introduction. Marilyn has such beautiful and soulful eyes.” Click here to view more photos of Marilyn.

RADAR paid $300 towards Marilyn’s heartworm treatment costs.

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

UPDATE! Marilyn has been adopted!

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 Marilyn:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Melissa Feeney; Tina Muncy; Lorraine & Patrick Smith; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Pharmacy Team

Added on March 30, 2015.

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