Saint Martha is the patron saint of the helping professions. Martha, a calm, loving and petite seven-year-old Bully Breed mix with a beautiful brindle coat, certainly needed RADAR’s help. She was found abandoned in an apartment and taken to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on November 13th. Martha was not only a senior member of an often maligned breed, she also tested positive for heartworms. Martha sat in a full shelter without adoption or rescue interest due to the many obstacles in her way, the biggest one being her heartworm status.

Caring for Creatures, a Virginia rescue, had an opening for Martha if her heartworm costs could be covered. RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, Susan Blakeney, passed along the request for help with Martha’s health to us on January 4th. RADAR agreed to help, and Martha completed her heartworm treatment on January 14th.

“Martha is so incredible!” her shelter foster said. “She loves all dogs, small and large, puppy or adult. She acts like a puppy with her energy level!” Susan told us this about Martha: “She is a petite, super polite, cuddly, loving little lady. She is calm and considerate meeting both humans and other dogs. Nicely strolling over to ask for a back scratch or to simply be near you, little Miss Martha loves a good game of fetch. Martha would be an excellent choice for just about any home. Kids would make her smile, older folks could easily manage her and a home with or without dogs would be fine so long as she had a nice comfy bed to curl up in and take a deep snooze!” Be sure to view more photos in Martha’s gallery.

RADAR paid all $232 of the heartworm treatment costs for Martha.

UPDATE! All funds for Martha 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 Martha:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($50); Chloe’s SOS Fund ($50); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Linda Ferral

If you are interested in adopting Martha, please contact Caring for Creatures.

Added on February 8, 2020.

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