Penelope needed a second chance. This one-and-a-half-year-old Labrador Retriever arrived at the Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina as a stray on February 12th. Penelope was very sweet and friendly. but she also was heartworm positive, lessening her chances of adoption or rescue.

On February 26th, Mary Lou Seymour with Shelter Animals Advocates (SAA) and its Heart Beat Goes On program in South Carolina sought our assistance. SAA would take Penelope into their program but needed help with Penelope’s heartworm treatment costs. We said yes to this sweet girl’s health, and on March 1st Penelope completed her heartworm treatment.

Penelope weighs in at a petite thirty-five pounds. “She is a wonderful dog,” December Clark, Mary Lou’s partner with SAA, told us. “She is very playful. She is also cat-friendly, gentle, easy to walk and super smart! The girl deserves the second chance she is getting.” To see more photos of Penelope, click here.

RADAR paid all $297 of the heartworm treatment costs for Penelope.

UPDATE! Penelope has been transferred to Dog Star Rescue in Connecticut!

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

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UPDATE! Penelope has been adopted!

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Brain Mertz; Therese Anderson-Alexander; Ginnie Freeburn, in memory of her dog, Andy; Kate Davis; MoJo (aka Maurice), in honor of Ken Siegert’s birthday; Jim Lundsted, in honor of Ken Siegert’s birthday; Cameron Steese, in honor of Ken Siegert’s birthday; Jim Lundsted, in honor of Ken Siegert’s birthday; Cathy Moore, in honor of Ken Siegert’s birthday

Added on March 31, 2019.

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