When Rennie, a six-year-old Rottweiler, arrived at the Columbus County Animal Control shelter in North Carolina on April 18th, she was given the name Reyna. Reyna is the Spanish word for queen but Rennie had not been treated like a queen for quite some time, if at all. She came to the shelter as a stray and waited unsuccessfully for her owners to reclaim her. But the worst news of all was that Rennie was heartworm positive. Weighing around 100 pounds, her heartworm treatment would be especially expensive, and most rescues can’t afford such a large bill.
Fortunately for Rennie, Madi Joselyn of the Burlington County Animal Alliance (BCAA) in New Jersey contacted RADAR about Rennie. If RADAR could help with that expensive heartworm treatment bill, the rescue would be able to save Rennie. We said we would help, and Rennie had her first heartworm treatment injection on June 19th. Her rescue also reported that she had entropion surgery, and recovered like a champ!
So how did Reyna get her new name? Her foster decided that she needed a new start with a new name of Rennie! She gets along well with people, other dogs and cats too. She’s adorable, loves kids, loves to play ball. Rennie is also working diligently to lose a few extra pounds to go along with her newly healthy heart. Click here to view more photos of Rennie.
RADAR paid for Rennie’s first heartworm treatment injection costs, which totaled $312.
UPDATE! All funds for Rennie 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 Rennie:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($50); Black Dog Fund ($50); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Jacquie Robinson; Jim Lundsted; Judith, Mark & Mandy Chien; Brigitte Scott-Voelk; Melissa Farr & Jim Groff; Rescue Chocolate; Tina Muncy; Ginnie Freeburn, in memory of her dog, Andy
If you are interested in adopting Rennie, please contact Burlington County Animal Alliance.
Added on July 7, 2019.