Miss Pickles was in a pickle. The 25-pound, two-year-old Australian Shepherd mix was part of a group of dogs confiscated from a hoarding situation. There were 38 dogs on the property, including seven deceased dogs in varying degrees of decomposition. There were no humans living at the property, and all the dogs were living among filth and trash. The dogs were confiscated by the Hampton County Animal Control in South Carolina.
On March 13th, the kind folks at the Mary Ann Morris Animal Society (MAMAS) shelter in rural Bamberg County in South Carolina took nine of the hoarding case dogs, including Pickles. Because she tested heartworm positive, Ruthie Rish at MAMAS reached out to us on April 11th to see if we could assist in the cost of the heartworm treatment for Pickles, which would better enable her to get a rescue commitment. We agreed, and she got her treatment done on April 17th. She also got a rescue commitment from Lovable Mutts Adoption Center in Pennsylvania!
“Pickles is great with other dogs,” according to the rescue. “She would do well with another dog in the home, and would do better with older, more respectful kids. She is touch timid at first, from her hoarding situation. It is amazing that she is so sweet and forgiving. Please, open your heart and home to this wonderful little dog; you will be so glad you did. A must meet, for she will steal your heart for sure!” To see more photos of Pickles, click here.
RADAR paid all $180 of the heartworm treatment costs for Pickles.
UPDATE! Pickles has been adopted!
UPDATE! All funds for Pickles 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 Pickles:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($50); Vicki Boggs; Gail O’Connor; Brian Mertz
Added on May 13, 2018.