According to the old saying, “A penny saved is a penny earned.” And saving this Penny earned her and her family a new leash on life! On January 10th, Penny, a two-year-old Lab mix was surrendered by her owner to the Columbus County Animal Shelter in North Carolina. Not only was she surrendered with her recent litter of five pups, but also with an older pup from a previous litter. As if that were not enough, Penny was heartworm positive.

On January 13th, Karen Steers of Peak Lab Rescue in North Carolina reached out to RADAR to see if we would be able to assist with Penny’s heartworm treatment. The rescue had already committed to take five pups. A few days later, they were told that the Mom to the five pups was also at the shelter… it was Penny! With this new knowledge, Peak Labs want to save both Penny and her older pup. If we could help, the rescue would take both Penny and her older pup. We agreed and the entire family was now safe! Penny received her heartworm treatment on March 7th and 8th.

“Penny is the sweetest Lab mix you could ever imagine!” Karen told us. “She is a petite girl, weighing in around 45 pounds. While she’s a little nervous and takes a minute to warm up to new people, she just wants to be loved. She is a low-energy cuddle bug. Penny is housebroken, crate trained, dog friendly, and also walks great on a leash. All she asks from her new family is that they give her as much love as she’ll give them! Penny is an amazing, lovable dog! Her forever family will be hitting the jackpot with this cutie!” Click here to view more photos of Penny.

RADAR paid all of Penny’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $190.

UPDATE! Penny has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds for Penny 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 Penny:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($50); Black Dog Fund ($50); Karen Dymond

Added on March 25, 2018.

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