With Pearl, the world is your oyster! This adorable Shepherd mix somewhere between one and two years old was found wandering the streets of Denmark, (no, not the country, but a town in South Carolina), in search of something to eat with her friend, Brody. The two of them were taken to the Mary Ann Morris Animal Society (MAMAS) shelter in rural Bamberg County in South Carolina on July 9th. Sadly, Pearl was suffering from one of the common effects of never having been properly cared for. She was heartworm positive.

Ruthie Rish at MAMAS reached out to us to ask for our help with Pearl on July 18th. “Both Pearl and Brody have a chance to go to the Blue Chip Animal Farm Refuge in Pennsylvania on our next transport,” Ruthie told us. “But we first need to get Pearl treated for her heartworms.” Amazingly enough, Brody was heartworm negative. We agreed to help, and Pearl received her heartworm treatment on July 24th.

“Pearl is a timid but sweet girl, who just needs a little love and patience to know the world is not a bad place,” Ruthie said. “She is not feral, but was brought to the shelter in a trap, filthy and with many fleas and ticks, so she had not had someone taking care of her like she should have.” During her recent transport to Pennsylvania, she was found to be timid and a bit scared, but enjoyed playing with tennis balls! To see more photos of Pearl, click here.

RADAR paid all $190 of the heartworm treatment costs for Pearl.

UPDATE! All funds for Pearl 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 Pearl:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Gail O’Connor

If you are interested in adopting Pearl, please contact Blue Chip Animal Farm Refuge.

Added on August 12, 2018.

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