Starr knew she was born to be a star, at least in the eyes of her future family. Unfortunately, this two-year-old Hound mix arrived at the Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on December 16th as a stray. Though she was a bit on the shy side, Starr got along well with everyone at the shelter and even managed to make a few friends. But Starr was underweight and heartworm positive, which were telltale signs that she hadn’t received the kind of care and affection that a star like her deserves.

Dog Star Rescue in Connecticut expressed interest in pulling Starr from the shelter, and what better rescue to do that than one that basically shares a name with her? They needed help with the cost of her heartworm treatment, though. On January 7th, Mary Lou Seymour of Shelter Animals Advocates (SAA) and its HeartBeat Goes On program reached out to RADAR to see if we could provide assistance. We agreed, and she got her treatment on January 10th!

“Starr is a great dog,” December Clark with SAA told us. “She is very active. She gets along great with others. We have her walking with Paloma to help her with her anxiety. She’s potty trained. Starr is just an all-around positive dog.” Be sure to view more photos in Starr’s gallery.

RADAR paid all of Starr’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $315.

UPDATE! All funds for Starr 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 Starr:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Laura Higgins & Anonymous, in honor of Pacer Lynn’s birthday; Connie Hardin; Beth Higgins; Zan Burdett; Jamie Hieber; Wendi LeConey

If you are interested in adopting Starr, please contact Dog Star Rescue.

Added on February 5, 2020.

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