The sad saga of September started on the last day of August. After getting a call from a concerned neighbor, animal control seized September for being neglected. She was taken to the Surry County Animal Control shelter in North Carolina. Four-year-old September, a Shepherd-Hound mix, had spent her entire life in an outdoor kennel without any socialization or vet care. She was missing an eye, was full of parasites, had mange with a secondary skin infection, was emaciated and, of course, heartworm positive.

On August 31st, RADAR received an urgent request for help with September from Mayberry 4 Paws in North Carolina, an organization that helps facilitate and find rescues for the at-risk dogs at this shelter. The shelter could not handle a dog in September’s condition. There were only two options: either Mayberry 4 Paws pulls September or she would be euthanized at once. We agreed to assist with her heartworm treatment costs and Mayberry 4 Paws took her to the vet immediately. She had her heartworm treatment done on September 7th.

Mayberry 4 Paws shared this with us: “September was placed with an experienced foster who works with our ‘broken’ dogs and helps them recover mentally and emotionally while they recover physically. September is doing amazingly well. She still doesn’t like having her picture taken (not sure what in her past caused this, but she looks for a place to hide when a cell phone is pointed at her). Once she has fully recovered from her heartworm treatment, she’ll be spayed and have her missing eye sutured shut. Sweet, beautiful September is a very shy girl, but she is full of energy. Missing one eye doesn’t take away from her beauty.” Click here to view more photos of September.

RADAR paid $300 towards September’s heartworm treatment costs.

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

UPDATE! September has been transferred to the Welland & District Humane Society in Canada!

UPDATE! September has been adopted! She also has a new name — Bandit!

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 September:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($150); Freya Hill; Laura Jones; Mary Haak; Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson; Elizabeth Lavoie

Added on October 24, 2016.

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