The name Zoey means life. But what a horrible life Zoey was having when she was found living under a house. Estimated to be six years old and a Bully Breed mix, Zoey was taken to the Blount County Animal Center shelter in Tennessee on January 25th. Her skin was extremely inflamed from sarcoptic mange and her coat was gone. This poor girl was in so much pain. The shelter immediately began treatment and placed her in quarantine. Just to make Zoey’s life all the more difficult, she tested heartworm positive.

On March 13th, Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, requested RADAR’s assistance for Zoey. “Her coat is growing back,” Kristin told us, “but she still has a long way to go, with lots of medicated baths along the way. However, at this point we consider this girl beautiful!” We agreed to help with her heartworm treatment costs. Zoey received her first heartworm treatment on March 27th.

“Zoey is calm, yet pretty playful for a girl whose skin is still very tender and itchy,” Kristin said. “She loves attention from her people! Zoey would prefer to spend her life on the couch, with intermittent romps outside with other calm dogs. If she senses excess energy from another dog, she’ll head off in the other direction. This girl is very, very patient. She’s been through a lot and knows her forever home is getting closer. Oh, and she eats like a pig!” Click here to view more photos of Zoey.

RADAR paid all of the costs for Zoey’s first heartworm treatment, which totaled $281.

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

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 ($100); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Roxanne Stevens; L. LaneDorian Edwin / Creations for Castaway Canines

If you are interested in adopting Zoey, or represent a rescue interested in pulling Zoey, please contact Kristin Baksa at the Blount County Animal Center.

Added on April 17, 2017.

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