There’s no need for a Mia culpa from this Mamma Mia! As a homeless single mom, this three-year-old Lab mix was just trying her best to care for her pups. When animal control attempted to capture this family in early March, Mia was understandably frightened, and fled with one of her pups. The rest of the pups were captured and taken to the Bibb County Animal Shelter in Alabama. Meanwhile, Mia and her lone pup, Oddie, proved to be elusive.

When Mia and Oddie were finally trapped a few days later, they also went to the shelter. What should have been a happy reunion for Mia and her family of pups turned out to be something far more disappointing: Mia’s other pups had already gone to a rescue. That wasn’t Mia’s only bad news. She also tested positive for heartworm. As a consolation, it was decided that whichever rescue took Mia, also had to take Oddie. Now to find that rescue!

The Friends of Bibb County Alabama Pound got the word out about Mia and Oddie. One of RADAR’s supporters contacted us on March 5th to see if we could help with Mia. That same day, RADAR provided an offer to assist with up to $250 for Mia’s heartworm treatment as an incentive for a rescue to take her. The next day Sweet Paws Rescue in Massachusetts agreed to take both Mia and Oddie! After spending quality time together and completing their mother and pup roles, Oddie went on to Sweet Paws, while Mia stayed behind to receive her heartworm treatment, which was completed May 6th. Mia is in foster care until she makes her way to Sweet Paws. Click here to see more photos of Mia.

RADAR paid $250 towards Mia’s heartworm treatment cost.

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

UPDATE! Mia 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 Mia:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Jennifer Siegert; Robert Cameron; Helen Martin-Bacon; Catherine Morris; Dianne Roda; Dorian Edwin

Added on May 21, 2013.

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