Rachel is a stunning brindle Bully Breed mix who arrived at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on May 1st. She was picked up as a stray by Animal Control. Nothing is known about her past but it must have been a life of living outdoors as she tested heartworm positive at only one year old. This gentle-natured dog was described as ‘perfect’ by a volunteer. And Rachel is indeed wonderful, except for the issue of her heartworms. They are expensive to treat, and to travel north to a rescue would require heartworm treatment due to health regulations. Rachel needed some help!

On July 16th, Home At Last Dog Rescue in Pennsylvania stepped up to help Rachel, but needed her to be treated for heartworms before they could take her into the rescue. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society, requested RADAR’s help with Rachel’s heartworm treatment. We agreed to assist the very same day. She completed her heartworm treatment on July 30th.

“Rachel takes everything in great stride,” Susan told us. ”At the shelter, she was a superstar on her walk with two other dogs, both of whom were wanting to get into her face and she was okay with their more overt advances. I can see Rachel caring for kids and enjoying the company of other dogs in her new home. An easy leash walker, Rachel is friendly and affectionate but never pushy or nagging. She enjoys going and doing, and has a nice sense of adventure and curiosity.” To see more photos of Rachel, click here.

RADAR paid all $269 of the heartworm treatment costs for Rachel.

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

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UPDATE! Rachel has been adopted!

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Rachel:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($50); Black Dog Fund ($50); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Anonymous

Added on August 18, 2019.

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