Nyla is a girl’s name of Arabic origin meaning ‘winner.’ Nyla, a stocky Plott Hound-Bully Breed mix, did not feel like a winner when she arrived at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on January 28th. This one- to two-year-old stray was frightened at the shelter until she met a new friend, Brutus the dog. He helped her reveal the true Nyla, who turned out to be a belly rub fan! Nyla and Brutus became best friends. But they shared a big barrier to adoption or rescue: both were heartworm positive.

On April 2nd, Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue contacted us about Nyla and Brutus. One Life to Live Rescue in Pennsylvania wanted to take Nyla and Brutus but needed help with the cost of treating their heartworms. Could we help? Yes, we agreed to assist both dogs! Nyla completed her treatment on April 9th, and Brutus completed his on April 16th.

Nyla will sit for a treat and does well on a leash. “Without a doubt,” Nyla says, “I know I have it in me to be a superior, loyal pet. A quiet home loaded with other dogs will really help me along as I adjust to my new ‘normal.’ If you’re looking for a beautiful girl who needs a bit of help in building her confidence and someone who will forever think you are an angel, ask for me!” Click here to view more photos of Nyla.

RADAR paid all of Nyla’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $255.

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

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

UPDATE! Nyla has been adopted!

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Black Dog Fund ($50); Pennie Allen; Leilani Campbell; Morgan Family

Added on April 28, 2019.

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