Bam Bam is the best of the best! This five-year-old Great Pyrenees ended up at the Blount County Animal Center in Tennessee on July 31st after he was found wandering outside the shelter. Even though he had a microchip, his previous owner claimed that they gave him to a rescue person three years ago, who in turn couldn’t be identified. Poor Bam Bam didn’t get the kind of love and care that he deserved, and it showed. He was very thin, had a severe ear infection, and tested positive for heartworms.
On August 19th, Kristin Baksa, RADAR’s liaison at the shelter, sought our assistance for Bam Bam’s heartworm treatment costs. “In addition to treating his ear infection and trying to put weight on this boy,” Kristin said, “we also want to get him treated for his heartworms.” We agreed to help, and he had his treatment done on September 17th and 18th.
“Bam Bam is very calm and loves attention,” Kristin told us. “He’s a very forgiving dog, even after all he’s been through he likes nothing better than being with his people.” He also walks well on a leash, sits politely, and will shake your hand! To see more photos of Bam Bam, click here.
RADAR paid all $429 of the heartworm treatment costs for Bam Bam.
UPDATE! All funds for Bam Bam have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE! Bam Bam has been adopted by his foster family! Here’s what his new Mom told us, “Bam Bam is doing awesome! He loves to cuddle in bed and lay in bushes! He also will jump up and give me a hug when I tap on my shoulders (since he is as tall as me). He loves watching tv, especially Planet Earth. His favorite treat is cheese. He loves little kids and wants to say hi to all of them when we go to the park! Also, he loves to ride in the car he gets so excited when anyone picks up their keys. He is the best dog ever! Everyone that meets him is in love with him! Thank you so much for helping me find my best buddy!”
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Bam Bam:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Sunday Wright Fund; Andy’s Safe Haven Fund, in memory of Ginnie Freeburn’s dog, Andy; Rebecca Kuga; Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson; Georgette Hassler; Mrs. Dymond’s Fifth Grade Class
Added on October 6, 2018.