Need a recipe for pancakes? Take one small terrified dog; add a lifetime of neglect; sprinkle several puppy litters over her four-year life; wait until one day (in Veronica’s case, March 31st) the dog gets caught in an animal trap and impounded at the Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina. Yield: pancakes for everyone! [Note: Pancaking is when a dog flattens herself against the floor from fear.]
It was heartbreaking to learn that Veronica tested positive for heartworms, because it made her ineligible for adoption. Veronica’s only way out of the shelter alive would be if a rescue pulled her. Mary Lou Seymour of The Heart Beat Goes On program began to network Veronica on April 9th. But after almost two weeks, Veronica was running out of time. Her name was on the “put to sleep” list, and the shelter is a small overcrowded facility. On April 16th Mary Lou asked RADAR for assistance with her heartworm treatment. Purr-Fect Match Animal Rescue in Wisconsin was interested in Veronica, but only IF there was funding for the heartworm treatment. We agreed, and on April 18th Veronica was safe! She had her heartworm treatment on May 4th.
Veronica is a Carolina dog mix and is small at 35 pounds. Her temporary foster, December Clark, described her as gentle, quiet, submissive and with “zero” aggression. While Veronica was very surprised when she was touched, the more she was petted, the more she would lean in. She doesn’t make pancakes anymore, but sure likes that “buttering up” stuff! Click here to view more photos of Veronica.
RADAR paid $250 towards Veronica’s heartworm treatment costs.
UPDATE! All funds for Veronica have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE! Veronica has been adopted!
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Veronica:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Karen Dymond; Elizabeth Lavoie
Added on May 28, 2015.