Missy is “Sissy” to her brother Ghost, and each says the other will be missed the most when they go to their forever homes. Surrendered to the Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on May 24th, this pair almost didn’t make it out of the shelter alive. These Labrador Retriever mixes are seniors at eight years of age; they are black dogs; they are both heartworm positive; and they both had to be out by June 1st or be euthanized due to a seizure of 30 dogs in a hoarding case.

Overcrowded and underfunded shelters are a little like insurance companies. Highly at-risk dogs don’t get coverage. Mary Lou Seymour of The Heart Beat Goes On program doesn’t back away from risk, she spreads it around. That’s how to minimize losses, and thanks to Lowcountry Lab Rescue in Charleston, South Carolina, we didn’t lose Missy. Mary Lou asked for RADAR’s assistance on May 31st with the cost of the heartworm treatment so that the rescue could pull Missy. We agreed and Missy was safe on June 2nd! She began her heartworm treatment on June 16th.

Missy is very shy but super sweet. She’s bossy at meal times so she eats separately. Missy is good with other dogs but would probably do best in a one dog family. Perhaps she will have a human brother! To view more photos of Missy, click here.

RADAR paid all $288 of Missy’s exam, blood test, x-rays and initial heartworm treatment costs.

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

UPDATE! Missy has been adopted!

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 Missy:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Chloe’s SOS Fund; Kathy O’Connor; Diana Berkstresser

Added on July 23, 2015.

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