When it comes to Nicole, it’s all about “stop, drop and roll!” No, not for fire safety reasons, but for belly rubs! Two years old and a Jack Russell Terrier-Beagle mix, Nicole arrived at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on June 9th. She was brought to the shelter by animal control. No one came looking for this sweet little girl. And even more amazing, as the weeks passed by, Nicole had no adopter or rescue interest. It didn’t help that she was heartworm positive. Nicole was among the dogs listed to be euthanized at the shelter on July 30th.
We received an urgent request on July 24th from Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, to help with Nicole. We immediately provided an assistance offer to cover Nicole’s heartworm treatment costs as an incentive for a rescue to take her. And it worked! On July 27th, To Love a Canine Rescue in Pennsylvania agreed to take Nicole! She had her heartworm treatment done on August 26th.
Susan, who met with Nicole and took her pictures, had this to share with us: “Nicole is just as sweet as they get! And talk about cute, my camera went wild for her! Feeling a little shy leaving the shelter, she had the luxury of being carried out into the open field where she slowly relaxed, and then the smiling and wiggling began in earnest. She’s a medium energy girl looking a bit zaftig in the mid-section! She quietly sought out my attention by tapping on my leg. She’s great with other dogs, but if given a preference, she will quietly slip down into your lap rather than run and play with another dog!” Click here to see more photos of Nicole.
RADAR paid all of the heartworm treatment costs for Nicole, totaling $189.
UPDATE! All funds for Nicole have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Nicole has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Nicole:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Diana Berkstresser; Robert Cameron; Melissa Bitting; Trish Newberg; Catherine Marinakies; Melissa Farr & Jim Groff
Added on September 11, 2014.