St. Martina was a Roman patron saint. And this Martina was a roamin’ patronizing stray! On May 5th, animal control was called about this one to two-year-old Plott Hound-Mountain Cur mix. The folks who who reported Martina indicated that she had been dumped by her owner and left to fend for herself as a stray. Martina was taken to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina. Not surprisingly, Martina tested heartworm positive. On June 22nd, she was placed on the shelter’s “put to sleep” list for June 29th.

On June 22nd, Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, asked for our help with Martina. We provided an offer to cover her heartworm treatment costs as an incentive for a rescue to take her. And it worked. On June 28th, One Life to Live Pet Rescue and Adoption in Pennsylvania agreed to take Martina! She had her heartworm treatment on August 9th.

“Now, this is one great girl!” Susan told us. “I was lucky enough to meet her at the shelter. She’s fun and playful, and very friendly. Martina is a happy, well-balanced lady who’s ready to take on her next pet assignment. She’s a skilled leash walker and an excellent meeter/greeter to humans of all ages. Martina is the shelter pick for Best Family Dog!” To view more photos of Martina, click here.

RADAR paid all $281 of the heartworm treatment costs for Martina.

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

UPDATE! Martina 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 Martina:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Denise Chmielewski; Liam Paskvan; Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson

Added on August 25, 2016.

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