The name Paloma is of Spanish origin, meaning “dove.” This Paloma is a three-year-old Bully Breed girl who arrived at the Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on December 16th. As she was a stray, not much was known about her history, but it was clear that Paloma was very scared. It took her a long time to come out of her shell at the shelter, and was in dire need of someone who could show her some real love and care. Unfortunately, her breed, coupled with being heartworm positive, lessened her chances of being rescued or adopted.

On January 7th, Mary Lou Seymour of Shelter Animals Advocates (SAA) and its HeartBeat Goes On program reached out to RADAR to see if we could help. Dog Star Rescue in Connecticut offered to take Paloma, provided that her heartworm treatment was taken care of. We agreed to assist, and she was safe! Paloma received her treatment on January 10th.

Poor Paloma has clearly been through some hard times, but despite that, December Clark with SAA, told us that Paloma shows no aggression toward anyone around her. She only needs some gentle handling from someone who will give her the kind of love and care she deserves! Be sure to view more photos in Paloma’s gallery.

RADAR paid all of Paloma’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $348.

UPDATE! All funds for Paloma 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 Paloma:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Rebecca Kuga; Dorian Edwin / Creations for Castaway Canines; Elizabeth Lavoie

If you are interested in adopting Paloma, please contact Dog Star Rescue.

Added on January 26, 2020.

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