“What’s it all about Alfie?” is the first line of the song “Alfie” written to promote the 1966 film of the same name. The character Alfie is a young man who leads a self-centered type of life, running from woman to woman. The dog Alfie was a five-year-old Shepherd mix found running with another dog, Kellan, in an area known for dumping dogs. Alfie was harder to catch than senior Kellan, but thanks to the persistence of volunteers, he arrived at the Blount County Animal Center shelter in Tennessee on November 17th. Both dogs had terrible skin issues, and Alfie was treated for sarcoptic mange. Both dogs were also heartworm positive.
On December 31st, Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, contacted us to see if we could help with Alfie’s heartworm treatment costs. We agreed, and on January 15th and 16th, Alfie received his heartworm treatment. Fortunately, Alfie’s friend Kellan, a twelve-year-old Lab, went to rescue in Minnesota.
We were told that Alfie is a “calm, playful dog who gets along with other dogs and people.” His coat has grown in nicely and he is very handsome. He is in a foster home getting “some long overdue love and attention.” Click here to view more photos of Alfie.
RADAR paid all of Alfie’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $367.
UPDATE! All funds for Alfie have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE! Alfie has been adopted… by his foster family! And, he is now officially heartworm-free!
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Alfie:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Sunday Wright Fund; Casey McSnout Fund; Brian Mertz; Karen Dymond; Mrs. Dymond’s Fifth Grade Class, for meeting their pass rate goal on their Fractions unit test
Added on February 10, 2019.