Betty Joe was one of four Hounds surrendered to the Blount County Animal Center shelter in Tennessee on March 23rd. Their owner could no longer care for the dogs. Six-year old Betty Joe is a beautiful short-haired tricolor Bluetick Coonhound blend. Having been kept outside, it was no surprise when she tested heartworm positive.
On April 6th, Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, reached out to RADAR for assistance with Betty Joe’s heartworm treatment costs. “She is calm and friendly,” Kristin said, “She does not join in the lovely Hound chorus we hear at the shelter. I don’t think we’ve ever heard her voice!” We agreed to help to better enable Betty Joe to get adopted or rescued. She received her heartworm treatment on April 18th.
“Betty Joe walks great on the leash and is affectionate with people,” Kristin shared with us. “She loves to be in the company of other Hounds. She will make a great family pet. She does well inside, which is surprising considering she was an outside dog. She has an easygoing personality. She’s ready to find a new home where she can be the family dog.” To see more photos of Betty Joe, click here.
RADAR paid $250 towards the heartworm treatment costs for Betty Joe.
UPDATE! Betty Joe has officially been rescued by Sweetwater Valley Dog Rescue!
UPDATE! All funds for Betty Joe have been raised! Thank you!
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If you are interested in adopting Betty Joe, please contact Sweetwater Valley Dog Rescue.
Added on May 6, 2017.