With so many folks networking to save Rosey, it was almost like they were forming a protective circle around her; yes, “A Ring Around the Rosey!” Two years old and a Pit Bull mix, Rosey arrived on April 15th at the Sampson County Animal Shelter in North Carolina. Rosey’s story is an all-too-common one: a heartworm positive Pit Bull mix in a high-kill rural shelter. Overlooked by adopters and rescues, dogs like Rosey rarely make it out alive.

On May 20th, RADAR provided an offer to assist with Rosey’s heartworm treatment costs as an incentive for a rescue to pull her. On June 14th, Natalie Tayman of Willow’s Second Chances Dog Rescue and Rehabilitation in North Carolina offered to take Rosey IF she could find a foster. Endless pleas went out for a foster. Independence Day came on July 5th for Rosey when Natalie found a foster for her! Rosey was safely out of the shelter on July 8th.

Rosey received her heartworm treatments on August 5th and 6th. By the way, Rosey, who was known as Baby Girl at the shelter, was given her name by the her foster mom’s son. Natalie told us that “Rosey loves kids and other dogs. She loves car rides and believes that she should be driving with you! She loves to run and play. Rosey loves pizza and any human food that she can get her paws on. She provides comic relief to her foster family and their friends by her silly ‘Pitty’ tactics!” To view more photos of Rosey, click here.

RADAR paid all $250 of Rosey’s heartworm treatment costs.

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

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

UPDATE! Rosey has been adopted!

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Lauralee Sawyer; Jennifer Siegert; Diana Berkstresser

Added on August 17, 2014.

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