It was like peas in a pod when Sweet Pea arrived at the Sampson County Animal Shelter in North Carolina in late January with her four very young pups. Not only did Sweet Pea, a two-year-old Bully Breed mix, have pups, but she also tested positive for heartworms.
Road Home Rescue in North Carolina decided to try and save Sweet Pea and her pups by facilitating their rescue, and asked for RADAR’s help with her heartworm treatment costs on January 30th. “Sweet Pea has been through so much,” the rescue told us. “This treatment will enable her to continue her journey into a new life chapter – one most deserved. We will be securing a foster for Sweet Pea and puppies together as soon as possible. We desperately want to get her out of the shelter.” We agreed to assist.
Sadly, a bout of Parvo took its toll on Sweet Pea’s pups, taking the lives of three of them. Meanwhile, Road Home Rescue was able to secure a rescue for Sweet Pea and her surviving pup Rosie. TCP (Taking Care of Paws) Rescue in New Jersey took them and began Sweet Pea’s heartworm treatment on April 9th at Valley Brook Veterinary Hospital in Fairlawn, New Jersey.
We were told this about Sweet Pea: “She is very social and doggy friendly. She craves attention. She gently lays her head on any lap she can find for ear rubs! She enjoys having a valid excuse for being a couch potato!” To see more photos of Sweet Pea, click here.
RADAR paid $250 towards the heartworm treatment costs for Sweet Pea.
UPDATE! All funds for Sweet Pea have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE! Sweet Pea has had her final heartworm treatment injections!
UPDATE! Sweet Pea has been adopted!
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Added on April 29, 2018.