In Aramaic, the name Patty means “lady.” But Patty, a four to five-year-old Bully Breed mix, didn’t have the chance to learn how to be a lady until only recently, having spent her life on a chain. On April 6th, Patty arrived at the Chesterfield County Animal Services shelter in South Carolina. Unfortunately, her breed and heartworm positive status made it difficult for the shelter to find anyone that would take her in. In addition to those two strikes, Patty was also thought to be closer to around the age of seven when she first arrived at the shelter.
On May 3rd, Julie Bender of South of the Bully Rescue in North Carolina, an organization that focuses on the rescue and placement of homeless dogs identified as Pit Bulls, reached out to us to see if we could help Patty. Her spay and veterinary care were covered, but she still needed funding for her heartworm treatment. RADAR agreed to provide assistance, and Patty was safe! She got her treatment on June 6th.
When she first arrived at the rescue, it was clear that no one had taken the time to teach Miss Patty (nicknamed Poptart by her rescue) about the importance of good manners. However, she quickly proved to everyone at the rescue that she was a quick learner, and that she wanted nothing more than to please the people around her. Julie said this about Patty’s vast improvement: “Two short weeks after she was pulled from the shelter, she was ready for her first field trip to a pet store and she got several compliments on her excellent manners. Such a difference from the wild woman with terrible leash manners that we first saw right after we pulled her!” Click here to view more photos of Patty.
RADAR paid all of Patty’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $250.
UPDATE! All funds for Patty have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE! Patty has been adopted!
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Added on July 9, 2017.