The black onyx gemstone is said to help one separate from people or situations that are unhappy or troublesome. This black Onyx, a two-year-old Black Lab mix found herself in a very troublesome situation on June 19th. She was a stray who followed a woman who was walking down the side of a busy four-lane highway. With cars zooming by, Onyx could have easily gotten hit. The kind woman reported the stray dog and stayed with her until help arrived.

“I was the one who picked up Onyx,” said Ruthie Rish with the Mary Ann Morris Animal Society (MAMAS) shelter in Bamberg County in South Carolina. “She had no collar and I had no leash with me at the time. I worried that when I approached her she would dart into traffic, but fortunately she rolled over on to her back, and then got into my car when I asked her to. She looked ahead as I drove back to the shelter, as if she were on a great adventure! She has been a pleasure since being with us!”

It was clear that Onyx had puppies not too long ago. She also tested heartworm positive. When a rescue expressed interest in taking her providing she first received heartworm treatment, Ruthie requested RADAR’s help on June 25th. We agreed and Onyx had her heartworm treatment on June 29th, and then went to Pregnant Dogs Rescue in Pennsylvania.

“Onyx is a super sweet girl,” Ruthie told us. “We hope she will have nothing but a life of leisure from this point on. She’s a great, happy girl, who loves people and has gotten along famously with dogs we introduced her to.” To see more photos of Onyx, click here.

RADAR paid all $285 of the heartworm treatment costs for Onyx.

UPDATE! All funds for Onyx 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! Onyx has been adopted!

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Black Dog Fund ($50); Maggi Berwind-Dart

Added on July 15, 2018.

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