Hi, I’m Minnie! I’m somewhere between three and four years old, and I’m a Black Lab mix! I used to live in a really small, dirty and uncomfortable ten-foot square kennel with Dolphin and Kayla, who are also Black Lab mix gals, like me. Over the winter, it got so cold. And, we weren’t given any food or water, and we hadn’t been bathed in a long time.
A Bully Breed mix named Carter also lived with us, but not in the kennel. Someone from animal control saw that he didn’t have adequate shelter. The officer went to confront the person who owned us, and then he saw us three girls. Thankfully, the officer convinced our owner to let us go, and we were taken to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on January 5th. We found out later that our owner was charged with neglect.
While the three of us were so happy to be free, it was a little scary being in our new surroundings. We clung to each other and to anyone who showed us affection–it had been a long time since anyone cared for us. The wonderful people at the shelter made sure that we were warm and that we had full bellies, but they had some bad news for us: we were all heartworm positive. Thankfully, Carter wasn’t.
Susan Blakeney, a wonderful volunteer with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, urgently requested help from an organization called RADAR. If they could provide assistance with the cost of our heartworm treatment, Home At Last Dog Rescue in Pennsylvania could take all three of us! So RADAR agreed, and we all got our heartworm treatment! Kayla and Dolphin got their treatment on February 13th, and I got mine a little later on March 6th.
I’ve heard people say that Kayla, Dolphin and I are happy and loving–and they’re right! We love to give hugs and kisses, and although we’re not exactly lap-dog size, that won’t stop us from trying! To see more photos of me, click here.
RADAR paid all $255 of the heartworm treatment costs for Minnie.
UPDATE! All funds for Minnie have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE! Minnie has been adopted!
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Added on March 17, 2018.