They say that Virginia is for lovers. And anyone who meets this Virginia will love her! On September 21st, this very small, five-year-old Beagle and her best buddy and fellow Beagle, seven-year-old Violet, arrived as strays at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina.

It was evident that both of these Beagles have had a rough life, and suffered from neglect. Both dogs were thin, fatigued, and had sarcoptic mange. Their coats were coarse and brittle. And, Virginia tested heartworm positive. For more photos of Virginia, click here.

In mid-October, when Susan Blakeney, a volunteer with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, met these two dogs, it was love at first sight! Susan also volunteers with Caring for Creatures, an animal sanctuary and rescue in Virginia. Caring for Creatures agreed to take Virginia and Violet if their vetting costs were covered. So Susan sought RADAR’s assistance. RADAR committed to cover the vet costs for Virginia and Violet.

Virginia and Violet were vetted and spayed on October 25th. With these two dogs so bonded, Violet will be staying with Virginia while she awaits and receives her heartworm treatment. They will then be transported together to Caring for Creatures. Yes, Virginia will be going to Virginia!

RADAR paid the full $67 cost for Virginia’s veterinary care and spaying, and will be covering the $138 cost for her upcoming heartworm treatment, for a total of $205.

UPDATE! All funds for Virginia have been raised! Thank you!

UPDATE! Virginia has been adopted!!

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

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

Jennifer Kleme; Trish Newberg

Added on October 26, 2012.

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