Midnight and her bonded buddy Petunia have a sad tale to tell. These sweet one- to two-year-old smaller Lab mixes were discovered living together outside in a make-shift boarded box with no door. The only way they got food and water was by someone sliding bowls under an opening in the box. After spending their entire adult lives confined and mostly abandoned, they were taken to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on October 2nd after a neighbor reported their plight to animal control. To no one’s surprise, they both were heartworm positive. By the end of November, they were on the shelter’s urgent list.
When Caring for Creatures (CFC) in Virginia expressed interest on December 4th in taking both Midnight and Petunia, the only obstacle was covering the cost of their heartworm treatment. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, knew just what to do: ask RADAR! We agreed, and both dogs were safe. While Petunia had her heartworm treatment on December 11th, Midnight needed a split treatment, with the first round on December 11th and the final round on January 16th. Both dogs were then given a private transport to CFC.
One would think after living like they had been, Midnight and Petunia would not be friendly, but these two girls have not allowed their previous situation to dim their dispositions. For them, now each day is a whole new day. “They are loving, sweet and well-adjusted girls!” we were told. “Both of them are friendly with other dogs. Midnight often looks to Petunia for cues. Midnight is bonded with Petunia, while Petunia is a more independent girl.” Click here to view more photos of Midnight.
RADAR paid all of Midnight’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $398.
UPDATE! All funds for Midnight have been raised! Thank you!
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Added on January 27, 2019.