Stella’s name means ‘star’ but this gentle Collie mix felt her starlight dim when she was surrendered to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on July 11th. This seven-year-old gal came into the shelter with her best friend Colt. Both dogs were abandoned because their owner was moving. Just like Colt, Stella tested heartworm positive. As a senior and heartworm positive, Stella was in a precarious position.

Several rescues expressed interest in wanting to save Stella. But there was one issue: the cost of her heartworm treatment. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society, contacted RADAR on July 30th to ask if we could help resolve the issue. And we did just that by agreeing to fund Stella’s heartworm treatment! She had her treatment on August 15th. So where did Stella eventually go for rescue? She was rescued by Caring For Creatures in Virginia! Her buddy, Colt, also received a RADAR grant and went to another rescue.

Despite all the turmoil in her life, Stella takes it all in great stride. This beautiful tricolor Collie gal is consistently all tail wags and smiles. She is gentle and easygoing. A mild-mannered girl, she would be an excellent choice for a home with other dogs and children. Stella gets along with other male and female dogs and does not bother cats. Softly affectionate and very friendly it’s easy to be immediately smitten with her. She enjoys a gentle canine friend and longs for a family who will give her companionship, leisurely walks, and time in the backyard fetching a ball! To see more photos of Stella, click here.

RADAR paid all $285 of the heartworm treatment costs for Stella.

UPDATE! All funds for Stella have been raised! Thank you!

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UPDATE! Stella has been adopted! She also has a new name… Savanna! Her rescue shared an update from her forever family, “Just wanted to let you know that Savanna (Stella) has settled in pretty well. She doesn’t seem afraid of anything in the house and is free to go all over. She sleeps good and enjoys her walks several times a day (on a leash) but also realizes that sometimes the golf cart is more convenient. We’re ready to make Savanna an official part of our family! She’s quite the lover and has fun with her toys, although she destroys the squeakers in all of them. I can’t tell you how happy I was to put the magnets back on my car that says ‘Who Rescued Who?’ and ‘I Have My Mommy & Daddy Wrapped Around My Paws!'”

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Stella:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($50); Chloe’s SOS Fund ($100); Brian Mertz; Gratzer Graphics; Mrs. Dymond’s 5th Grade Class, for meeting their pass rate goal on their math unit test

Added on September 8, 2019.

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