What do you get when you combine a Greek word with a Siberian dog? Xenia! This one-year-old Siberian Husky mix arrived as a stray at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on June 14th. An adorable dog like Xenia should have been easily adopted or taken by a rescue, but Xenia had a big handicap: she was heartworm positive. And this put her very life on the line.

Thanks to the endless efforts of the Darlington County Humane Society volunteers, One Life to Live Rescue in Pennsylvania agreed to take Xenia! However, they could only take Xenia if her heartworm treatment costs could be covered. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society volunteers, reached out to us for assistance. We agreed to help, sealing the deal and saving Xenia.

Xenia had her heartworm treatment done on July 18th. Susan had this to share with us regarding Xenia: “She’s just totally laid back, gentle and loving. Xenia is terrific with other dogs and takes everything in stride. She’s very polite, and a dream dog while out on a walk. Xenia is one calm, cool cucumber.” Click here to view more photos of Xenia.

RADAR paid all of the $230 cost for Xenia’s heartworm treatment.

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

UPDATE! Xenia 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 Xenia:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Leslie Platt; Susan Jackson; iGive; Susan Blakeney

Added on July 19, 2013.

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