Polly want a cracker? No, Polly wants a forever home! Approximately nine years old and an Australian Cattle Dog mix, Polly entered the Cleveland County Animal Control Services shelter in North Carolina on August 7th as a stray. She had what appeared to be a gunshot wound on her right shoulder. She was also heartworm positive. The combination of being older, injured and heartworm positive did not bode well for Polly.

On August 19th Shellinda Hardie of Jericho’s Wish Animal Rescue in New Jersey requested RADAR’s help with Polly. We agreed to help and the rescue pulled Polly the same day. A vet examined the wound, and an x-ray did not reveal any bullet fragments. The width of the wound was about the size of two quarters.The wound has since healed. Polly had her heartworm treatment done on September 2nd.

“Polly is eager for attention,” Shellinda told us, “but she is very mild mannered about it. She leans into you when you pet her, and if you stop, she looks up at you and puts her head to your hand for more. She is very calm. She loves to have people wrap their arms around her. She is a people dog for sure, and just wants someone to call her own. She really is a true sweetheart!” To view more photos of Polly, click here.

RADAR paid $270 towards Polly’s heartworm treatment costs.

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

UPDATE! Polly has been adopted!

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 Polly:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Chloe’s SOS Fund; Elizabeth Lavoie

Added on October 3, 2015.

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