Remember Y2K? Well it’s time for D1K: RADAR Dog 1,000! This is such a special occasion that our 1,000th RADAR-assisted dog has not just one name, but two: Sue Ellen! And she is a great example of the typical at-risk dog RADAR helps.
Sue Ellen and another dog, Bobby Joe, were picked up together as strays by animal control on June 30th and taken to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina. Sadly, Bobby Joe, also a large black dog, just could not adapt to the tense shelter environment, developed kennel stress, and was euthanized. Luckily, Sue Ellen was better able to cope with life at the shelter. Approximately three years old and Labrador Retriever mix, Sue Ellen had the misfortune of testing heartworm positive. As a large black dog and heartworm positive, her life was at-risk. With no adopter or rescue interest, her name was included on the shelter’s “Put To Sleep” list for August 26th.
Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, told us on August 22nd that Sue Ellen was at the top of the list of dogs most in need. In a proactive move, RADAR provided an offer to cover Sue Ellen’s heartworm treatment as an incentive for a rescue to take her. And just in time, Almost Home Dog Rescue in Pennsylvania stepped forward to take Sue Ellen! On September 1st she had her heartworm treatment done.
We were told this about Sue Ellen: “A sweet and charming young lady. Sue Ellen showed off her best Emily Post manners on a group walk at the shelter. She was a gentle greeter with people and other dogs, and calmly sat with us and enjoyed relaxing in the shade. She was very tolerant of the teen pup who accompanied us, even joined in some gentle play with him. She is a lovely girl with an elegant look to her.” Click here to view more photos of Sue Ellen.
RADAR paid all of Sue Ellen’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $287.
UPDATE! All funds for Ellen have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Sue Ellen has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Sue Ellen:
Added on September 19, 2015.