The sweet and gentle Myrtle, a four- to five-year-old Shepherd mix, was found abandoned in a home on May 4th. She was taken to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina. She was a bit scared at the shelter, which is understandable because it can be an overwhelming place. Standing in the way for Myrtle to find an adopter or rescue was her heartworms.

On May 27th, One Life to Live Rescue and Adoption in Pennsylvania offered to take Myrtle if her heartworms could first be treated. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, turned to us to assist, and we did just that! Myrtle received her heartworm treatment on June 9th.

Susan shared this with us: “Myrtle arrived at the shelter unsure and lacking confidence. Her tucked tail and hesitancy to greet staff and volunteers told us that she needed a little time to gain our trust. After just a few days, Myrtle realized she was with people who cared about her and wanted to help her find a better life. Myrtle quickly proved to be a brave, polite and confident lady. She enjoyed leisurely walks with volunteers and shelter staff. She prefers a low-energy person and a quiet place to lie down. She greets other dogs politely, but she prefers quality time with her person over romping with other four-legged friends. Her beautiful thick-coat catches your eye, and her calm, lady-like demeanor makes her perfect as a loyal companion.” Be sure to view more photos in Myrtle’s gallery.

RADAR paid all $209 of the heartworm treatment costs for Myrtle.

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

While RADAR is no longer asking for donations for our nonprofit, we ask that you check out some of our rescue partners and make a donation to one or more of them.

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Second Chances Fund; Linda Ferrell

If you are interested in adopting Myrtle, please contact One Life to Live Rescue and Adoption.

Added on June 28, 2020.

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