There was no knowin’ the fate of Snowen when she was surrendered by her owner to the Clarendon County Animal Control shelter in South Carolina on March 14th. The six-year-old Maltese mix had a skin condition and was heartworm positive. At this high-kill rural shelter, dogs are given very little time and no vet care is provided. Snowen’s time would be up on March 18th.
On March 14th, Home Sweet Home Animal Rescue in New Jersey made an urgent request for RADAR’s help for Snowen. The rescue would pull her if they could get help with Snowen’s costs. We agreed and Snowen was pulled from the shelter the next day! During her vetting a number of lumps were found on her neck and chest. X-ray results led to a suspicious lymph node being removed on April 21st. The vet indicated that the malignant tumor was removed in the nick of time, and it did not appear that it had spread. As a precaution chemo beads were implanted in the area of the tumor. Snowen was finally able to start her heartworm treatment on June 13th.
The rescue told us this about Snowen: “She is doing great and looks like a new dog. She is super sweet and well behaved. She is so happy and friendly. She follows her foster mom everywhere. Her foster mom just raves about how easy Snowen is to care for. Her hair is growing nicely now. All the scabs and sores are gone. She is just a doll!” To see more photos of Snowen, click here.
RADAR paid $261 for the initial heartworm treatment costs for Snowen.
UPDATE! All funds for Snowen have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Snowen has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Snowen:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Elaine Stevens; Tina Muncy; Natasha Sierra; Jennifer Siegert
Added on July 31, 2016.