Christmas came early for Nellie, a five-year-old Beagle mix. A stray, she arrived at the crowded Columbus County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on December 9th. The shelter was beginning to fill up with dogs as it does when people leave home for the holidays. Would this delightful petite girl have a chance given that she had tested positive for heartworms?

The shelter contacted RescueConnect in North Carolina to see if they could help Nellie. RescueConnect in turn asked RADAR for help on December 15th with the cost of treating Nellie’s heartworms. The rescue told us we had made their day (and Nellie’s holiday!) by agreeing to finance Nellie’s treatment. She had her back-to-back heartworm treatments on January 16th and 17th.

The rescue says that Nellie has recovered well from the strenuous heartworm treatment. Her foster calls her a goat because she loves to climb on things. She gets along great with the other dogs and cats in the home. Nellie is a true Hound and loves to run around the yard sniffing everything! Her favorite snack toy is chew bones, and she hopes to have plenty when she finds a caring home. Be sure to view more photos in Nellie’s gallery.

RADAR paid all of Nellie’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $262.

UPDATE! All funds for Nellie 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 Nellie:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Laura Jones; Terri Rabel; Tina Muncy; Tory Clore-Jones

If you are interested in adopting Nellie, please contact RescueConnect.

Added on February 23, 2020.

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