“Schlemiel! Schlimazel! Hasenpfeffer Incorporated!” Featured in this hopscotch-chant at the beginning of each Laverne & Shirley episode, a Schlemiel is an inept clumsy person and a Schlimazel is a very unlucky person. Shirley, a three- to five-year-old Corgi mix, might have been described as a Schlimazel when she first arrived at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter on March 4th. She was brought in by animal control along with Laverne, another Corgi mix, whom Shirley was very bonded with. Unfortunately, these two sweet girls had one big health issue: they were heartworm positive.

But soon it looked like Shirley’s days of bad luck were coming to an end, because Good Shepherd K9 Rescue in New York expressed interest in pulling the pair from the shelter, on the condition that their heartworm treatment would be covered. On March 29th, Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, contacted RADAR to see if we could assist with the cost of their heartworm treatment. We agreed, and they were safe! They got their treatments on April 9th.

Here is what the shelter said about Shirley and her friend-for-life, Laverne: “What a great pair! Super sweet, polite, good on a leash! What more could you ask for in a pet?” To see more photos of Shirley, click here.

RADAR paid all $197 of the heartworm treatment costs for Shirley.

UPDATE! All funds for Shirley 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 Shirley:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Patricia Smith; Jody Hoffmann; Carole Duzich; Therese Anderson-Alexander; Marsha Garrett; Elizabeth Lavoie

If you are interested in adopting Shirley, please contact Good Shepherd K9 Rescue.

Added on April 21, 2019.

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