When the shelter sounded the SOS distress signal for this dog the message was clear: Save Our Sylvia! A one to two-year-old Labrador Retriever mix, Sylvia arrived at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on April 30th. She was found as a stray in someone’s yard. Sylvia was a great dog, but being black and heartworm positive were not a good combination in this rural and overcrowded shelter. When the “put to sleep” list for May 27th was posted, Sylvia was on it.

In an effort to save Sylvia, on May 21st RADAR provided an offer to cover the costs of her heartworm treatment as an incentive for a rescue to take her. And it worked. On May 26th, To Love a Canine Rescue in Pennsylvania agreed to take Sylvia! She had her heartworm treatment done on June 2nd.

We were told this about Sylvia during her time at the shelter: “This classy lady is just as lovely on the inside as she is on the outside. She was polite and cheerful on her walks, and would softly interact with both her human and canine companions. Sylvia has an easy-going personality that should make her well-suited to a wide variety of situations. She has an overall happy disposition.” Click here to view more photos of Sylvia.

RADAR paid all $271 of the heartworm treatment costs for Sylvia.

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

UPDATE! Sylvia has been adopted!

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 Sylvia:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Black Dog Fund; Elizabeth Lavoie

Added on June 25, 2015.

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