Virginia’s mild manners and sweet spirit are impossible to miss, but you’ll have to hear her story to know just how tough she is. This two to three-year-old Hound was taken to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on May 2nd after being found with thirteen other Hounds starving at their home. Sadly, one of them was found dead at the property, and two died at the veterinary hospital within just two hours of being removed from the property. And while it was good that Virginia wasn’t as emaciated as some of the other dogs, amazingly enough, she was the only one who tested positive for heartworms.

Every Dog’s Dream Rescue in New York offered to take Virginia on May 26th if her heartworm treatment could be provided. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, immediately requested our help. Because her lungs were not in the best condition, Virginia would require the more costly split treatment. Thanks to our dedicated supporters, we were able to commit to assist. She had her treatments done on August 7th and September 5th.

Have you ever seen such a lovely set of long, velveteen ears? Virginia has moved on from that very sad period in her life and is now a sunny-faced Hound! She’s equally inclined to want to be with humans as she is with other dogs. To see more photos of Virginia, click here.

RADAR paid all $481 of the heartworm treatment costs for Virginia.

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

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:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Sunday Wright Fund; Andy’s Safe Haven Fund, in memory of Ginnie Freeburn’s dog, Andy; Melissa FeeneyRebecca Kuga; Kay Poston; Kathy O

If you are interested in adopting Virginia, please contact Every Dog’s Dream Rescue.

Added on September 23, 2018.

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