Described as a “sweet old soul,” Sheba sure had her share of bad luck. On July 30th, she lost her home when her owner realized that she could not provide Sheba with proper care. So the eight-year-old Shepherd mix was surrendered to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina. She tested heartworm positive, which limited her potential for rescue or adoption. Although she was able to be in a temporary foster home when Hurricane Florence hit the area in mid-September, after the storm she went back to the shelter, with her future still at risk.
On October 16th, Peppertree Rescue in New York offered to take Sheba if her heartworm treatment costs could be paid. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, quickly asked for our help. We agreed, and Sheba was finally safe! But then there was a new bout of bad luck for her. When taken to the vet because of coughing, a suspicious mass was found, and was removed. Because of her age and condition, the more costly split heartworm treatment was needed, which took place November 13th and December 12th. Luckily, she is back in a foster home.
“Sheba needs someone to love and appreciate her,” Susan told us. “She is good with other dogs, both male and female. She does not want dogs in her face just because she is older and does not want to play. Sheba has a very balanced temperament. She is so sweet and gentle!” Click here to view more photos of Sheba.
RADAR paid all of Sheba’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $548.
UPDATE! All funds for Sheba 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 Sheba:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Chloe’s SOS Fund ($100); Sunday Wright Fund; Melissa Feeney; Rebecca Kuga; Vicki Eisenhardt; Bill Eyler; Sandy Van Nostrand; Brigitte Scott-Voelk; Brian Mertz; Diana Berkstresser; Carole Duzich; Tina Muncy; Anonymous
If you are interested in adopting Sheba, please contact Peppertree Rescue.
Added on December 30, 2018.