The given name Mia is often associated with the Italian word for ‘mine,’ but Mia the dog didn’t seem to have anyone when she arrived at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina. On June 27th, this one-year-old Bully Breed mix was seized by animal control when her owner got in trouble with the law and abandoned her. Mia was a shelter favorite but this young girl was already in trouble too: she was heartworm positive. Would her owner’s neglect doom her? Heartworms scare away adopters and rescues because the treatment is expensive.

Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, asked RADAR on September 5th to help Mia. A rescue in Pennsylvania, To Love A Canine Rescue, wanted to bring Mia north, but she would need her heartworms treated first. We committed to providing funding for Mia, and she completed her heartworm treatment on September 17th.

Mia is a not only beautiful outside but beautiful inside, enchanting both the shelter staff and other dogs. She is a very playful girl and loves running and romping with other dogs, both male and female. She has a happy nature and her tail is always wagging. “Mia is ready to bring fun into any home,” we were told, “and would enjoy frolicking, playing with toys, sleeping on a cozy bed and giving all her love to a forever family or person. She’d make a fun companion for a friendly resident dog and is just waiting to hear those magic words, ‘We want Mia!’” To see more photos of Mia, click here.

RADAR paid all $325 of the heartworm treatment costs for Mia.

UPDATE! All funds for Mia 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 Mia:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Black Dog Fund ($50); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); 2020 RADAR Calendar proceeds; Melissa Farr & Jim Groff

If you are interested in adopting Mia, please contact To Love A Canine Rescue.

Added on October 6, 2019.

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