Mavis sure had her share of misfortunes. The two-year-old small Beagle arrived at the Greenwood County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on September 1st. She was picked up as a stray with her rear right leg badly injured after being hit by a car. The leg would have to be amputated. As if that weren’t enough, she also tested positive for heartworms. The shelter would take care of the amputation if a rescue commitment could be found.
Losing a leg wasn’t going to deter Mary Lou Seymour with the Shelter Animals Advocates and its Heart Beat Goes On program from finding a rescue for Mavis. And sure enough, she did just that. On September 8th, Dog Star Rescue in Connecticut stepped up to take Mavis if funding could be found for her heartworm treatment. Mary Lou reached out to RADAR and we agreed to assist.
“She is very, very sweet and loves people and dogs,” Mary Lou told us about Mavis. “She walks nicely on a leash, and even has a little hop. She climbs stairs okay; she can jump down, but not up. She is much cuter and happier than she looks in her pictures, which don’t do her justice.” Click here to view more photos of Mavis.
RADAR paid all of the heartworm treatment costs for Mavis, which totaled $282.
UPDATE! Mavis has been adopted! Her forever Dad, Jason, tells us that “Mavis is adjusting quite well. She’s very happy and loves her new home. We’re both getting used to our new routine, but focusing on structure and consistency will ensure success. (Whatever ‘house’ or ‘crate’ training she’s already had is certainly helping her adjust).”
Please help us cover our costs of helping Mavis by contributing to her Fund today!
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Mavis:
Added on October 21, 2017.