The month of April might be known for its rain, but this April is known for her sunny disposition! This four-year-old Hound-Retriever mix arrived at the Blount County Animal Center in Tennessee as a stray on April 17th and was sadly never reclaimed. But while April’s stature might make her low to the ground, she didn’t let her situation bring her down–even after testing positive for heartworms, which meant that being adopted or rescued would be even more difficult for her.

On April 28th, Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, requested RADAR’s help with her heartworm treatment to better enable April to get rescued or adopted. “Unfortunately, her former owner didn’t invest in heartworm preventative,” Kristin told us. “But if we can take care of this girl, she’ll be ready for her forever home.” We agreed to assist, and April had her heartworm treatment on June 14th.

“April doesn’t seem bothered by much.” Kristin said. “She gets along fine with our other doggie guests, ignores the kitties, and loves her walks and a nice belly rub. She really loves her treats!” Click here to view more photos of April.

RADAR paid all of April’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $249.

UPDATE! April has been adopted by her foster Mom!

UPDATE We received the sad news that April crossed the Rainbow Bridge at the end of September 2018. We were told, “She had been coughing a bit and was being treated, but no serious problem had been identified. She passed unexpectedly in her sleep, while on the bed with her Mom. She was loved for the last few months of her life.” Rest in Peace, April.

UPDATE! All funds for April 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 April:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Hound Dog Fund ($50)Mary Jane Johnson, in memory of her three senior dogs (Mr. Spot, Foxie & Freckles) and senior cat (Mr. Puddy), all of whom crossed the Rainbow Bridge in the past year

Added on June 24, 2018.

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