It’s the Pied Piper of Darlington! Instead of luring away rats, this Piper was trying to lure a rescue! A one-year-old Terrier mix, Piper arrived as a stray at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on May 27th. Usually a small and sweet girl like Piper would quickly get a rescue commitment, but Piper had the misfortune of testing heartworm positive.
On June 11th Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, asked for our help for Piper. Home At Last Dog Rescue in Pennsylvania was interested in taking her, but only if they could get her heartworm treatment costs covered. We agreed to assist, and Piper was safe! She had her heartworm treatment done on July 14th.
Susan had this to tell us about her meeting with Piper: “She is timid and submissive. She would drop to the ground and roll over each time I approached her and I had to carry her out of her kennel. She did enjoy sitting beside me and letting me pet her. At first she would not walk on the lead, but after a few minutes we went on a short stroll around the yard. She gave the cats a wide berth and seemed to be a little afraid of them. She had been sharing her kennel nicely with two calm smaller dogs, but she was intimidated by the energetic large dogs we met in the yard. She is friendly, but very calm and respectful.” To view more photos of Piper, click here.
RADAR paid all of Piper’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $148.
UPDATE! All funds for Piper have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Piper has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Piper:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; John Crawford
Added on August 5, 2015.