Miranda didn’t need her Miranda rights read to her, but her owners probably did after she was found tethered outside. A one-year-old Carolina Dog mix, Miranda was impounded on April 6th at the Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina. While the shelter may have seemed like an improvement over being tethered outside, truth be told, it was not the case for Miranda. Testing heartworm positive meant that she was not available for adoption. Her only hope of leaving the shelter alive would be with a rescue commitment.

On April 15th, the good folks with The Heart Beat Goes On program began to spread the word to rescues about Miranda’s plight. But for a week there was no interest and time was running out. At last, Operation Paws for Homes in Virginia expressed interest in taking Miranda. All that was needed was funding for her heartworm treatment. On April 23rd RADAR was asked to assist, we agreed, and Miranda was safe!

On May 20th Miranda received her heartworm treatment. The shelter provided the following about Miranda: “She had no problem walking past the other shelter dogs. She walked well on a leash. She’s a sweetie and a very happy-go-lucky dog!” To view more photos of Miranda, click here.

RADAR paid all of Miranda’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $264.

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

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

UPDATE! Miranda has been adopted!

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Miranda:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Tamara Talbot; Diana Berkstresser

Added on June 29, 2015.

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