Violets symbolize an array of different things, usually depending on the color of the flower. This Violet, a three-year-old Lab mix, embodies the blue violet, which often symbolizes love and faithfulness. Violet and another dog, Adeline, were seized from a neglectful owner and taken to the Hampton County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on June 27th. Although both dogs were heartworm positive, Adeline, an eight to ten-year-old Boxer mix, was emaciated and in far worse condition.

On July 6th, Mary Lou Seymour of the Shelter Animals Advocates and its HeartBeat Goes On program, requested our help for Adeline’s heartworm treatment costs so they could take her. We agreed, but after failing to gain weight, blood tests revealed that she was in renal failure. She stopped eating and declined rapidly. Sadly, she was euthanized on July 19th.

Meanwhile, Dog Star Rescue in Connecticut came forward to take Violet if funding could be found for her heartworm treatment. Mary Lou asked if we could apply Adeline’s funding to save Violet instead. We immediately agreed. Violet had her heartworm treatment on done on July 19th and 20th.

“Violet’s a beautiful girl who appears to have had a few litters,” said December Clark, Mary Lou’s partner with Shelter Animal Advocates and The HeartBeat Goes On program. “She likes other dogs. She’s submissive, but tolerates me. She wants to trust, but has as a bit of a feral way about her.” Click here to view more photos of Violet.

RADAR paid all of Violet’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $341, in memory of Adeline.

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

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Black Dog Fund ($50); Andy’s Safe Haven Fund, in memory of Ginnie Freeburn’s dog, Andy; Karen Dymond

Added on July 29, 2018.

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