Summer arrived in the middle of winter! On February 4th, Summer was picked up as a stray by animal control. Two years old and a mini Shepherd mix, Summer was taken to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina. Amazingly enough, as cute and cuddly as Summer is, she had no adopter or rescue interest. It didn’t help that she was heartworm positive. Summer ended up on the shelter’s “Put To Sleep” list for April 2nd.
Late on April 1st, Almost Home Dog Rescue in Pennsylvania stepped forward to take Summer! However, Summer first needed to get her heartworm treatment done and paid. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, contacted us early on April 2nd for our assistance. We agreed and Summer was safe! On April 30th, she had her heartworm treatment done.
With the shelter overcrowded, a new plan was put in place to have heartworm treated dogs without a temporary foster home go into boarding while awaiting their rescue transport. Not only does this free up much-needed kennel space at the shelter, but it also provides a much better environment for heartworm treatment recovery. RADAR and Darlington dog supporter Angela Mumford generously donated to cover the full boarding costs for Summer and two other RADAR-assisted dogs who needed boarding.
Susan shared this with us about Summer: “She’s the perfect pet for all seasons! She is a fun dog. She smiles a lot, wags her tail a lot and nuzzles a lot. She’s totally terrific with other dogs. Knowing no strangers, Summer is affectionate and playful. She begs for belly rubs, and rewards you with soft darting kisses!” To view more photos of Summer, click here.
RADAR paid all the costs for Summer’s heartworm treatment ($206) and temporary boarding ($150).
UPDATE! All funds for Summer have been raised! Thank you!
If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.
UPDATE! Summer has been adopted!
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Summer:
Judith Apy; Leslie Schleiger; Diane Mason; Diana Berkstresser; Laura Poole; Tanya Graves-Canaday; Mary Stompe; Patrick & Lorraine Smith; Melissa Feeney; Angela Mumford; Karen Dymond; Catherine Morris
Added on May 5, 2014.