Rayne, Rayne don’t go away! This three-year-old Pit Bull mix arrived at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on March 10th. Her elderly owner went to an assisted care facility, and Rayne went to the shelter, where she faced a very uncertain future. The combination of Rayne being a Pit Bull mix and heartworm positive put her life at great risk. And sure enough, with no adopter or rescue interest, Rayne (known as Red at the shelter) was placed on the shelter’s dreaded “Put To Sleep” list.
On April 17th, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, Susan Blakeney, asked for our help. We immediately provided an offer to cover Rayne’s heartworm treatment costs as an incentive for a rescue to take her. But there were no takers. So RADAR reached out to one of our rescue partners, Dawn Backer, with Knick Knack Pittie Pack Dog Rescue in Pennsylvania on April 28th. The next day, the rescue agreed to take Rayne! She received her heartworm treatment on June 10th.
We learned this from Susan about Rayne (who was known as Red at the shelter): “She is just a happy girl who loves to greet people and other dogs, and invite them to play. She’s very kissy and sweet! She is active and energetic, but she has a chill button too, so she can happily just hang out, lying in the sun or rolling in the grass!” To see more photos of Rayne, click here.
RADAR paid all the costs for Rayne’s heartworm treatment totaling $310.
UPDATE! All funds for Rayne have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Rayne has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Rayne:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Lannis Coleman; Sue Schutte; The Ingram Family, in honor of Wendy and Melissa Broome and Lea Davis for their kindness and efforts in the passing of Abraxas and Angel, two of our elder animals; Keturah Johanson; Patrick & Anne Killeen; Elizabeth Lavoie
Added on June 19, 2014.