Roxie could well be a proxy for the at-risk dogs RADAR assists. She is a black dog, a Bully Breed mix and heartworm positive. Three-year-old Roxie was surrendered to the Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on July 28th. The reason given for her surrender was that her owner had too many animals. Of course, the shelter also had too many animals! Because the shelter’s policy prohibits dogs with heartworms from being adopted, only a rescue commitment could save Roxie.
If anyone had the moxie to save Roxie, it was Mary Lou Seymour with the The Heart Beat Goes On program. On July 30th, Mary Lou got the word out about Roxie. With no rescues coming forward and Roxie facing euthanasia on August 12th, Mary Lou urgently requested RADAR’s help on August 10th. Shelter Animals Advocates, the parent organization of The Heart Beat Goes On, would pull Roxie with RADAR’s funding assistance. We agreed and Roxie was safely out of the shelter the next day!
Roxie received her heartworm treatment on August 16th. Mary Lou’s partner with The Heart Beat Goes On, December Clark, had this to tell us about Roxie: “She is timid but sweet. She was terrified of the camera and any quick movements. It looks like she has had puppies in the past. She is in need of some TLC.” To see more photos of Roxie, click here.
RADAR paid all $375 of the heartworm treatment costs for Roxie.
UPDATE! All funds for Roxie have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE! Roxie has been adopted!
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Added on September 5, 2016.