Athena was an important Greek goddess of many things, including wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, to name just a few. And this Athena is a mix of many breeds, including Hound, Shar Pei, Pit Bull and Mastiff, to name just a few! Found as a stray, three-year-old Athena was taken to the Blount County Animal Center shelter in Tennessee on December 18th. She had the misfortune of testing positive for heartworms.

On January 31st, Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, requested RADAR’s assistance for Athena’s heartworm treatment costs. “Athena will be very adoptable once she completes her heartworm treatment,” Kristin said in her request. We agreed to assist, and Athena received her heartworm treatment on February 2nd.

“Athena is a beautiful girl. She is such a sweetheart!” Kristin told us. “She’s a little bit shy, but loves affection. She eats like a lady. She is very gentle. Athena is very calm and adapted to life in the shelter quickly. She is great with people and other animals.” To view more photos of Athena, click here.

RADAR paid $250 towards Athena’s heartworm treatment costs.

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

UPDATE! Athena has been adopted!

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 Athena:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Roxanne Stevens; Tina Muncy; Anonymous; Tamara Talbot; Mary Haak; Marsha Garrett; Linda Siegert & Ernie Lenton / Collars of Hope Creations

Added on February 20, 2016.

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