Sandy, an eight-year-old Beagle mix, may have known she was running away to a better life when she surrendered by her owner to the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina for running away. The date was the first of February. Sandy, who was originally named Sandspur, had lived outside her whole life, enduring countless pregnancies. She had a spot on one eye, mammary tumors and some suspicious lumps. Her ears were infected and her teeth were in terrible shape. Unsurprisingly, given the hot and humid climate where she lived and total lack of veterinary care, Sandy also tested heartworm positive. The shelter staff really wanted Sandy to be saved since she was so friendly and sweet.

Love Mutts Rescue in North Carolina came to the shelter to save another dog, but once they met Sandy, wanted to save her as well. The issue was the high cost of treating her multiple health issues. Marlianne Midyette, founder of Love Mutts Rescue, contacted RADAR on February 5th. Could we help with the multiple medical costs that saving Sandy would entail? We agreed to help this deserving senior. Sandy had general vetting, x-rays, four tumors aspirated and received heartworm medication for her slow-kill treatment on February 7th.

Sandy was also found to be pregnant yet again. Initially the vet thought there were four puppies, but when Sandy had her puppies on March 6th, there were a total of eight puppies! Unfortunately, two of Sandy’s puppies died shortly after birth.

Despite her very tough life, she is friendly with people including children and other dogs. She has a happy nature and her tail is constantly wagging. Sandy loves to cuddle. She is house-trained and loves to be outside or to see outside. Once her puppies are weaned, Sandy can learn about the good life and find her future caring home. Be sure to view more photos in Sandy’s gallery.

RADAR paid $300 towards the costs of Sandy’s vetting, x-rays, tumor aspirations and heartworm medications.

UPDATE! All funds for Sandy 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 Sandy:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($50); Chloe’s SOS Fund ($100); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Brian Mertz; Nancy Warner; Karen League; Melissa Farr & Jim Groff; Wendi LeConey

If you are interested in adopting Sandy, please contact Love Mutts Rescue.

Added on March 15, 2020.

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