It’s time to talk Turkey! It’s no coincidence this Turkey got her name when she was rescued the week before Thanksgiving. On October 25th, Turkey was surrendered to animal control by her owners. The two-year-old Boxer-Retriever mix, who was very thin, was taken to the Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina. Testing heartworm positive put her life in jeopardy. With the shelter’s policy of not allowing heartworm positive dogs to be adopted, Turkey’s only chance of leaving the shelter alive would be with a rescue commitment.

With Turkey’s time running out, the dedicated folks with Shelter Animals Advocates, the parent organization of The Heart Beat Goes On program, knew they had to do something to save Turkey. On November 17th, they urgently asked for RADAR’s help. They had a transport arranged for the next day for other dogs from the shelter, and if we could help with Turkey’s heartworm treatment cost, they could take her as well. We agreed and Turkey was safe!

On November 30th, Turkey received her heartworm treatment. December Clark with The Heart Beat Goes On shared this with us about Turkey: “She is such a nice dog. She is a relaxed, friendly girl. She is uninterested in other dogs. She loves to lick and nuzzle your hand!” Click here to view more photos of Turkey.

RADAR paid $300 towards Turkey’s heartworm treatment costs.

UPDATE! All funds for Turkey 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! Turkey has been adopted!

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Turkey:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Paul & Priscilla Rothe

Added on December 22, 2016.

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