The winsome Winnie, who is approximately two years old, and one-year-old Tigger were surrendered to the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on February 18th. Their owner claimed that both of these Bully Breed mixes allegedly killed goats. Winnie is a gentle lady with a spotted coat and some Hound features. Both dogs shared two difficulties in finding a rescue: their breed mix and their heartworm positive status. At this overcrowded shelter, Winnie and Tigger had to get a rescue commitment by March 18th or be euthanized.

On March 17th, Susan Temple and Ann Powderly from Second Chance Habitat Rescue in Virginia urgently reached out to RADAR for assistance for Winnie and Tigger. The rescue wanted to save both dogs, but their funds were limited because they were already treating nine heartworm positive dogs. We agreed to help, and both dogs were safe! On May 11th and 12th, Tigger and Winnie had their back-to-back heartworm treatments.

Because of the way Winnie looks after Tigger and how much the two are bonded, the rescue believes that Tigger is her son. “Both are very sweet dogs and are good with other dogs as well,” the rescue shared with us. “Their transporters said they were both very calm in the vehicles and behaved well during the entire trip. Neither of them has ever shown any aggression or resource guarding. They seem to check so many of the boxes that adopters look for in a pet.” Be sure to view more photos in Winnie’s gallery.

RADAR paid all of Winnie’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $186.

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

While RADAR is no longer asking for donations for our nonprofit, we ask that you check out some of our rescue partners and make a donation to one or more of them.

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($50); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); PayPal Giving Fund; Nancy Warner; Marsha Garrett; Barb & Marty Myers; Jamie Hieber; 2020 RADAR Calendar proceeds

If you are interested in adopting Winnie, please contact Second Chance Habitat Rescue.

Added on May 24, 2020.

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