Sarah is a symbol of what collaboration can do to help even more at-risk dogs at rural shelters. On October 22nd, Sarah, a one to two-year-old mix of Labrador Retriever and Collie, was found as a stray and taken to the Allendale County Animal Shelter in South Carolina. This is a tiny shelter in a very rural county. The county provides no funding for the shelter. Like so many dogs in the Southeast, Sarah was heartworm positive. It seemed like a hopeless situation for Sarah.

But then Mary Lou Seymour and December Clark, of The Heart Beat Goes On program and Shelter Animals Advocates, decided to help the formerly hopeless at-risk dogs at Allendale shelter. “It is in the middle of nowhere,” Mary Lou told us. “It is run by two volunteers who try desperately to save all their dogs. They have no contacts and can’t even get dogs to transport. So, we have decided to help them.”

On January 12th, Mary Lou requested RADAR’s help as part of this new collaborative effort. Dog Star Rescue in Connecticut would take Sarah if her heartworm treatment costs could be provided. We agreed to help and Sarah was safe! She received her heartworm treatment on January 24th and 25th. We were told that Sarah is a shy and reserved girl. However, she is easygoing once she gains confidence. She is very sweet and gentle. To see more photos of Sarah, click here.

RADAR paid all of Sarah’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $375.

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

UPDATE! Sarah has been adopted!

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 Sarah:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Black Dog Fund ($50); Mariam Wright, in honor of Mary Lou Seymour; Priscilla Rothe; Diana Berkstresser

Added on January 29, 2017.

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