It was February 24th, and Marilyn’s three-day hold time was up at the shelter. This meant she could be euthanized at any time. A two to three-year-old Labrador Retriever mix, Marilyn was picked by animal control as a stray February 21st and taken to the Vance County Animal Control shelter in North Carolina. Despite being a great girl with a happy disposition, she was very much at-risk because she was larger, black and heartworm positive. She was also extremely underweight and had a mammary mass.

In an urgent effort to save Marilyn, Peak Lab Rescue in North Carolina reached out to RADAR on February 24th. They were interested in taking her if we could help with her heartworm treatment costs. We agreed to assist and Marilyn was safe! After recovering from her mass removal surgery and spaying, Marilyn received her heartworm treatment on April 20th and 21st.

“Marilyn is a fun loving dog who is positively filled with love, affection and energy,” the rescue told us. “She loves going for long walks with her foster doggie brother. She loves toys, especially those with squeakers, and balls. She is not picky on the types of treats or food she eats. She is still working on some manners, but is a very quick learner. At the end of the day, when she is done walking and playing, she loves to lean on you for head, ear, and belly rubs!” Click here to view more photos of Marilyn.

RADAR paid all of Marilyn’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $177.

UPDATE! Marilyn has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds for Marilyn 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 Marilyn:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($50); Barbara & Marty Myers; Freya Hill;; Laura Jones

Added on May 7, 2017.

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