Sassy Sissy was in double trouble. This four-year-old Border Collie mix arrived as a stray at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on July 31st. Not only was Sissy heartworm positive, but she also had a terrible eye infection caused by entropion. The good folks with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue managed to raise the funds for her eye surgery, which took place on September 10th. However, because of her heartworm status, she still had no rescue or adopter interest. Sissy was placed on the shelter’s “Put To Sleep” list for October 1st.
A rescue was found for Sissy, but they needed help with her heartworm treatment costs. RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, Susan Blakeney, contacted us to see if we could help. We said “yes!” Sissy had her heartworm treatment done on November 5th. Fortunately, ever since her eye surgery, Sissy was able to be in a temporary foster home.
Susan had met with Sissy at the shelter and took some of her photos. Susan had this to share with us: “Sissy was just a naturally happy girl, eager to greet all visitors. When I approached her kennel, she started doing a dance and pawing at the air to invite me to play! She was so excited to go for a walk. At times she seemed to be jumping from pure joy! Sissy is active and alert, and may not be the best match for small children, but she would get a blast out of running around the yard and playing with older children.” Click here to view more photos of Sissy.
RADAR paid all of $264 of the heartworm treatment costs for Sissy.
UPDATE! All funds for Sissy have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Sissy has been adopted… by her foster Mom!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Sissy:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Mary Brown Haak; Freya Hill; Sandra Van Nostrand; Carol Morgan; Keturah Johnson; Sara Daza; Cynthia Guzman; Elisa Grier; Joan Lewis
Added on November 16, 2014.