Sasha came to the Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina as a stray on June 22nd. She should have been very adoptable, but unfortunately she tested positive for heartworms and could only leave the shelter alive if a rescue pulled her and treated her. She was put in the “off-limits” wing of the shelter and assigned a “put to sleep” date of July 17th. Any time after that date, she could be euthanized. To while away the nerve-wracking hours, the lonely young dog came up with a mantra: “I’m Sasha and I shall surely see the sun shine shortly.”

Mary Lou Seymour, of The Heart Beat Goes On program, wanted to make Sasha’s mantra come true. On July 1st, after taking selfies with Sasha in the sunshine, Mary Lou began to share Sasha’s story. Finally by July 16th, a rescue expressed interest in Sasha but could not afford the cost of the heartworm treatment. Mary Lou asked RADAR for assistance on July 16th and we agreed. Sasha was safe with Operation Paws For Homes in Virginia on July 18th, and had her heartworm treatment on August 5th. Her mantra had come true, thanks to dedicated volunteers.

Sasha is a classic hound beauty. She is tri-color, has those long velvety ears, and best of all, is medium-sized at only 42 lbs. She is between two and three years old and has obviously been someone’s beloved house pet. She is house-trained, leash-trained and positively lady-like in her manners. And, she can do tongue-twisters! To view more photos of Sasha, click here.

RADAR paid all of Sasha’s heartworm treatment costs, totaling $336.

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

UPDATE! Sasha has been adopted!

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Hound Dog Fund; Melissa Feeney; Melissa Feeney & Jim Groff; Tina Young; Diana Berkstresser; Pam & Edward Campbell

Added on September 29, 2015.

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