Star, a four- to five-year-old Bully Breed mix, didn’t have stars in her eyes, but did have cherry eye in one of her eyes. She arrived at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina as a stray on September 18th. Star had a microchip but her owners didn’t answer the shelter’s phone calls. This smaller-sized dog had a bigger issue to deal with than just her cherry eye, as she tested positive for heartworms. Star had a big fan base at the shelter but waited for an adopter or rescue as her multiple health issues would be costly to treat.

Out of the Pits rescue, located in New York, wanted to help Star but needed her health issues addressed first. RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, Susan Blakeney, contacted RADAR on Star’s behalf on November 5th. She asked for our assistance with Star’s medical costs. We were happy that we were able to help Star with her medical needs, thanks to our donors who make our efforts possible. Star had surgery for her cherry eye on November 20th. Her heartworm treatments were given on December 3rd and January 14th.

“Voted Most Huggable!” Susan told us. “The compact cutie Star is a superstar that you’ll find hard to resist! This sweet lady is all about doting on her person in a soft and gentle way. It is tough to get pictures of her just by herself as she really, really wants to be with her human friends. Caught whispering in her new human friend’s ear, smooching her on the face and trying to get into her lap, she is simply adorable and, yes, huggable, but never in an overbearing way. Star is a great candidate for a home with other dogs and also kids. She is polite and very accepting of other dogs and never in their face or a pest. She is playful and graced with a very appealing disposition. Rope toys are her friends along with a grassy field that she can roll around in on her back.  In addition, Star will impress you with her ‘sit’ skills and fun outlook on life. No need to go to Hollywood to find a Star!” Be sure to view more photos in Star’s gallery.

RADAR paid all of Star’s cherry eye surgery and heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $505.

UPDATE! All funds for Star 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 Star:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Sunday Wright Fund; Fulton Fund; Mary Haak; Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson; Marisa Marazey; Linda Siegert / Collars of Hope Creations; Marsha Sissler; Anonymous; Anonymous; Laura Jones, in loving memory of her father, Raymond, who loved, and was loved by, all dogs

If you are interested in adopting Star, please contact Out of the Pits.

Added on January 26, 2020.

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