What’s Victoria’s Secret? Her breed mix! One to two-year-old Victoria arrived at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on October 2nd. Victoria’s owner surrendered her and another dog to the shelter. The other dog, a little Spaniel mix, was quickly taken by a rescue. But Victoria had no such luck. The combination of being a larger black dog and heartworm positive did not bode well for her. Victoria was placed on the shelter’s “put to sleep” list for November 17th, which meant that at any time after that date she could be euthanized.
On November 14th, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, Susan Blakeney, asked for our help with Victoria. We agreed to assist with her heartworm treatment as an incentive for a rescue to take Victoria. After a few weeks of having her life on the line, Home At Last Dog Rescue in Pennsylvania agreed to take Victoria on December 2nd! She received her heartworm treatment on January 13th.
“Victoria’s serious face hides a sweet soul,” Susan told us. “She had a calm energy in the kennel she shared with another female dog at the shelter. She had an easy, slow pace on our walk, but she did like to stop and smell the roses, so to speak! Victoria did not show much interest in the cats we saw on our walk. When we stopped to take a break, she edged herself over very close and draped herself over my lap asking for some love! We could not have saved Victoria without RADAR’s help.” Click here to view more photos of Victoria.
RADAR paid all of Victoria’s heartworm treatment costs, totaling $357.
UPDATE! All funds for Victoria have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Victoria has been adopted!
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Added on January 21, 2015.