A large letter “A” may as well have been pinned to Scarlett when she tested positive for heartworms at the Lee County Animal Shelter in Bishopville, South Carolina. Scarlett, a four-year-old Boxer mix, was seized by animal control after she and two other dogs were found living in deplorable conditions with severe medical problems. All three dogs were taken to the shelter on December 14th. Rescues quickly stepped up for the two dogs who tested negative for heartworms, but poor Scarlett was considered undesirable after testing positive for heartworms.
Time ticked away and things were beginning to look bleak for Scarlett. On January 23rd, Home At Last Dog Rescue in Pennsylvania finally noticed Scarlett and agreed to save her life, if her heartworm treatment could be covered. RADAR’s liaison with the Lee County Animal Shelter, Brandi Sowell, immediately contacted RADAR for help. RADAR agreed to assist, officially sealing her rescue deal. Scarlett received her heartworm treatment on February 13th.
Here is what a shelter volunteer had to say about Scarlett, “Scarlett is incredibly loving! She absolutely adores playing with other dogs, and is incredibly polite during playtime. She’s definitely not afraid to come nudge you for some love. You would never know what a horrible past she had with her bubbly personality!” To see more photos of Scarlett, click here.
RADAR paid all $253 of the heartworm treatment costs for Scarlett.
UPDATE! All funds for Scarlett have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Scarlett has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Scarlett:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Wags 4 Hope; Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson
Added on February 26, 2017.