As you will soon find out, to say that Zoey was shy and skittish turned out to be quite the understatement. Three-year-old Zoey, weighing in at only 35 pounds, is a small Labrador Retriever mix who arrived as a stray on October 14th at the Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina. Testing positive for heartworms made Zoey ineligible for adoption. Her only way out of the shelter alive would be if a rescue pulled her.

Mary Lou Seymour of The Heart Beat Goes On program began her tireless efforts to find a rescue for Zoey on October 28th. A few days later, Purr-Fect Match Animal Rescue in Wisconsin expressed interest in Zoey, but only IF there was funding for her heartworm treatment. On November 4th, Mary Lou asked RADAR for assistance with Zoey’s heartworm treatment. We agreed and Zoey was safe! She had her heartworm treatment done on December 3rd.

December Clark, Mary Lou’s partner with The Heart Beat Goes On program, was keeping Zoey at her BarkMart boarding facility while she awaited her spaying and heartworm treatment. There is a large (just under an acre) eight-foot-high fenced play yard. Three days prior to Zoey’s spaying, she thought it would be a grand idea to avoid everyone. Zoey would run from one end of the yard to the other to elude anyone trying to catch her. On the third day they were finally able to catch her. Mary Lou’s son, John, then made it his mission to help Zoey get over her fear. She soon began approaching him for treats! Click here to view more photos of Zoey.

RADAR paid all of Zoey’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $292.

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

UPDATE! Zoey has been adopted! Even better? She was adopted with Charlotte!

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 Zoey:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Black Dog Fund; Diana Berkstresser; Marsha Garrett; Tina Muncy; Elizabeth Lavoie

Added on December 31, 2015.

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