Hi. My name is Susie.

Some would say I had a pretty rough life.

I lived my life with a backyard breeder.  I spent years with little to no vet care. I was sad and lonely.

For 6 years, day in and day out, I wished and hoped for someone to help me and the other dogs who lived their entire lives outside, in kennels with no love and affection.

No one came. 

My “owner” passed away and when his family showed up, they herded all of us up and dropped us off at a rural shelter in eastern NC.

We were all filthy and disgusting. But somewhere, deep inside, I was holding on to a sliver of hope that someone, somewhere would save me.

Finally, a woman showed up.

Could she really be for ME?

She looked me over and told the people at the shelter that she wanted me!  I could hardly believe it. I was scared but also thankful.

It was a scary day. The woman took me in the car, which I didn’t like. Then we got out of the car, but I was too afraid to go inside so I stayed in the garage. After a little while, another lady came. She was young and spoke to me gently (though she said something about me being the “smelliest dog ever”). This lady put me in her car and took me to another home, a home with dogs like me and a safe box that I liked to sleep in.

Miss was very nice to me.  She thought I was pregnant and wanted to help me and my babies.  She helped rescue me that day and I am forever grateful.

After going to the vet, Miss found out that I was not pregnant but instead had a really bad case of heartworms. Those things will kill ya, did you know?

I don’t want to die. I’m finally free and learning how to live inside with warm cuddly pillows and blankets. I’m finally clean (even though Miss had to shave a good portion of my fur because it was so badly matted and caked with feces…it will grow back) and warm.  I don’t want to die. I want to keep living this life…this new life that is pretty awesome.

Please help Miss and Carolina Hearts Aussie Rescue give me the medicine I need to get rid of these dreadful heartworms so that I can live this life…the life that I was meant to live all along.

Every penny helps. Heartworm treatment can cost $800-$1000.

I know that’s a lot to spend on a girl like me. I’m not a young puppy anymore and I have scars to prove what I’ve been through (thankfully my nose is still attached!) — I don’t know what I did to deserve this love and kindness. But it feels good.

Thank you for reading my story and for helping!