Unlike Fred and Wilma Flintstone, this Wilma and Fred are not related to each other. They just happened to be nameless dogs arriving at the shelter around the same time. This three to four-year-old Shepherd-Hound mix was brought to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina by animal control on October 19th. Wilma tested heartworm positive, and she was also recent mother.
Late in October, To Love a Canine Rescue in Pennsylvania agreed to take Wilma and her pups if Wilma’s heartworm treatment costs could be covered. On October 27th, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, Susan Blakeney, sought our help. Having just committed to several other Darlington dogs, we put a plea for donations to help Wilma. Within a few hours all of the funds were raised and Wilma was safe!
Even though Wilma had a rescue waiting, her heartworm treatment was first delayed because the vet wanted her spayed prior to treatment. After she was spayed, a shortage of the heartworm treatment drug delayed her treatment again. Finally, on January 7th, she and Fred both received their treatment. Susan shared this with us about Wilma: “I love this girl! She has the best personality. Wilma is such a love bug, taking every opportunity to move in for snuggling and petting!” To view more photos of Wilma, click here.
RADAR paid all of Wilma’s heartworm treatment costs of $241.
UPDATE! All funds for Wilma have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Wilma has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Wilma:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Amy Clauss Moorby; Lauren Galla; Daryl Kapus; Sharon & Joseph McIlhenney; Melissa Feeney; Veronica Vesligaj; Catherine Morris; Kathleen Shannon
Added on January 14, 2014.