The name Tasha is short for Natasha, which is the Russian form of Natalie, which means born at Christmas. (The things you learn here!) We don’t know if Tasha’s birthday is Christmas Day, but it was no Christmas in July for her when she was surrendered on July 15th to the Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina. Two years old, Tasha is a Boxer blend. Like so many dogs in the Southeast, Tasha tested heartworm positive. This meant that she was not eligible for adoption at this small rural shelter. A rescue commitment would be Tasha’s only way out of the shelter alive.
On August 2nd, Mary Lou Seymour with the The Heart Beat Goes On program reached out to RADAR for help with Tasha. With her available time rapidly dwindling and no rescue interest, Shelter Animals Advocates, the parent organization of The Heart Beat Goes On, decided to try and take Tasha. However, funding would be needed to cover her heartworm treatment costs. We agreed to assist and Tasha was safe!
Tasha received her heartworm treatment on August 8th. December Clark, Mary Lou’s partner with The Heart Beat Goes On, told us this about Tasha: ” She’s a timid girl who would benefit from some long-overdue attention. She seems confused. She’s Interested in other dogs; not in a negative way, but just curious. What this sweet girl needs is love!” Click here to view more photos of Tasha.
RADAR paid all of Tasha’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $375.
UPDATE! Tasha has been adopted!
UPDATE! All funds for Tasha have been raised! Thank you!
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Added on August 29, 2016.