Does RADAR really make a difference? “Without RADAR, Phoebe would still be without hope,” Stephanie Jones told us. Read on for the story of Phoebe and her tale of hope. Four years old and a Boxer-Hound mix, Phoebe arrived way back on October 21st at the Marlboro County Animal Shelter in South Carolina run by the all-volunteer Humane Society of Marlboro County. Phoebe (who was named Giselle at the shelter) was severely malnourished, weighing only 22 pounds, because her owners thought it was okay to just feed her leftovers when they had them available. While the shelter staff provided the food and nutrition she needed, there was a far greater problem: Phoebe was heartworm positive.
On March 25th Stephanie Jones, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, reached out to RADAR for help for Phoebe. We agreed to provide an offer to assist with her heartworm treatment costs in hopes of attracting rescue interest. A few days later a rescue agreed to take Phoebe. She received her heartworm treatments on May 14th and June 23rd.
“Phoebe has gained much needed weight and her coat looks beautiful!” Stephanie told us. “She is very smart and loves to learn. She loves her toys and tossing them into the air to try and catch them! She enjoys meeting other dogs to play. When you talk to her, she cocks her head to one side as if she understands everything you are saying! Without RADAR, Phoebe would still be without hope.” Click here to view more photos of Phoebe.
RADAR paid $350 towards the heartworm treatment costs for Phoebe.
UPDATE: When Phoebe displayed some behavior issues with other dogs in her busy temporary foster home, the rescue decided not to take Phoebe.
UPDATE! All funds for Phoebe have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Phoebe went through several months of behavior training and was then transferred to the Northeast.
UPDATE! Phoebe has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Phoebe:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Melissa Feeney; Rebecca Kuga; Elizabeth Lavoie; Leslie Platt; Janet Griffiths; Kathy O’Connor; Lorraine & Patrick Smith
Added on August 6, 2015.