Oh, the perils of Patricia! Her life was at risk, then she was safe, but only to be at risk again. This approximately two-year-old Shepherd-Hound mix arrived as a stray at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on January 18th. With Patricia’s life in jeopardy, and heartworm positive, it seemed too good to be true when she was adopted in late February.

As it turns out, it was too good to be true. A week after Patricia was adopted, and through no fault of her own, she was returned to the shelter. As an owner surrender, Patricia was almost immediately placed on the dreaded PTS (Put To Sleep) list.

The volunteers with the Darlington County Humane Society urgently searched for a rescue to take her. With time rapidly running out, One Life to Live Rescue in Pennsylvania agreed to take Patricia with one condition: her heartworm treatment costs had to be covered.

Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society volunteers, asked for our assistance. We committed to cover the cost of Patricia’s heartworm treatment, which took place on March 15th.  Susan had this to share with us about Patricia: “She is extremely well mannered and low key. Patricia is doting and hugging, and very easy to love. Her gentle ways will quickly capture your heart!” Click here to view more photos of Patricia.

RADAR paid all of Patricia’s $240 heartworm treatment costs.

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

UPDATE! Patricia has been adopted!

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 Patricia:

Kimberly Thomas; JoAnn Lundin; Patrick Smith; Diana Berkstresser

Added on March 20, 2013.

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