At first, there were no Miles in our files, but then a twist of fate brought smiles for Miles! Four years old and a Border Collie mix, Miles was picked up as a stray by animal control on October 24th. He was admitted to the Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina. Like so many other dogs, he tested heartworm positive, which made his fate all the more uncertain. It didn’t help matters that the shelter had begun to overflow with dogs.
Shelter Animals Advocates (SAA) in South Carolina and its Heart Beat Goes On program was able to get Dog Star Rescue in Connecticut to commit to take up to six dogs from this shelter if all of their heartworm costs could be covered. On December 6th, Mary Lou Seymour with SAA reached out to RADAR for a six-pack of help! We agreed to help all six dogs, but Miles was not one of them.
When Mary Lou went to get the six dogs on December 7th, she learned that one of them had been adopted. With a slot open, and after some fast consulting with the rescue and RADAR, Miles managed to be the lucky sixth dog to get rescued! His heartworm treatments took place on December 12th and 13th.
“Miles is friendly with all dogs,” we were told by December Clark, Mary Lou’s partner with SAA. “He has a unique look about him! Weighing in at about 60 pounds, he’s a nice squared-up, solid dog. Oh, and he likes to snuggle!” To see more photos of Miles, click here.
RADAR paid all $341 of the heartworm treatment costs for Miles.
UPDATE! All funds for Miles have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE! Miles has been adopted! His new name is Pico!
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Miles:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Black Dog Fund ($50); Jill Griffiths; Diana Berkstresser; Tamara Talbot; Miles, the cat, for Miles, the dog; Barb & Marty Myers; Robert Cameron; Manheim Pike Veterinary Hospital’s Thank You Rewards App
Added on December 31, 2018.