Hi, I’m Mittens! I won’t take up too much of your time, but I’d love to tell you my story. I’m a Collie-Aussie mix who arrived at the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on November 13th. I was found in a trailer park, where I was just trying to find a place to call home. It was nice to have a roof over my head and a warm place to sleep at night at the shelter, but I knew that I couldn’t stay there forever.

As happy as I was, there was still a problem. I was heartworm positive, and I really needed to get treatment in order to be saved. Heidi McLaughlin with Adoption First Animal Rescue in North Carolina reached out to a group called RADAR to see if they could help me, and they agreed! They said they would help with the costs of my vetting and heartworm treatment. Thankfully, a foster family took me in, which was so much nicer than the shelter! I had my vetting done on November 21st, was spayed on December 4th and began my heartworm treatment medications December 5th. And that wasn’t the only good news!

As it turns out, my fosters wanted to adopt me! I got along so well with my new family, and I was so happy to know that they wanted me to stay with them. My foster mom even said she was head over heels for me! My new sister was an Adoption First dog too, and she had also been heartworm positive, so she knew exactly what I had been through. As for me, I’ve been told I’m sweet and submissive, and a bit of a follower–maybe because I always follow my heart! Click here to view more photos of me.

RADAR paid all of the vetting, spaying and heartworm treatment medication costs for Mittens, which totaled $289.

UPDATE! Mittens has been adopted!

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

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 Mittens:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Black Dog Fund ($50); Jackie West; Nancy Warner; S. Lopez

Added on December 17, 2017.

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