“Big wheel keep on turnin’, proud Mary keep on burnin’!” Like the character of John Fogerty’s “Proud Mary,” this three-year-old, 45-pound black Bully Breed dog is living life to the fullest and following her dreams even though she doesn’t have everything right now. Mary found her way to the Allendale County Animal Shelter in rural South Carolina as a stray way back in February of 2016. It’s tough enough for a Bully Breed to find a rescue or adopter, but Mary was black, had been at the shelter for well over a year, and had the added disadvantage of having heartworms.

“Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’ on the river.” Although things did not look good for Mary, she did not give up hope, and quickly became a shelter staff favorite, Mary Lou Seymour with The HeartBeat Goes On program was determined to save her. After many pleas to rescues with no luck, Shelter Animals Advocates, the parent organization of The Heart Beat Goes On, knew they would have to pull Mary to save her. RADAR’s help would be needed for her heartworm treatment costs. Of course, we agreed, and Mary “hitched a ride on the riverboat queen,” and is finally catching her long-sought-after glimpses of the good side of the city.

On July 24th, Mary received her heartworm treatment. December Clark, Mary Lou’s partner with Shelter Animals Advocates and The HeartBeat Goes On program, shared that Mary is sweet and humble and just wants someone to love. Mary has “never lost a minute of sleepin’ worryin’ ‘bout the way things might have been.” She is just looking forward to finding her forever home! Click here to view more photos of Mary.

RADAR paid all of Mary’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $361.

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

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

UPDATE! Mary has been adopted!

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Mary:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Black Dog Fund ($50); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Sunday Wright Fund, in honor of Mary Lou Seymour; Bobbie Grimes; Kathy O’Connor; Bonita Brown

Added on August 13, 2017.

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