Hi, I’m Bayard, and I’d like to tell you a little about me! I’m a Hound mix, and though I’m still a young guy at just one-year-old, I’ve been through some tough times already. I ended up at the Blount County Animal Center in Tennessee on June 28th when I was found as a stray. I had a microchip, but it wasn’t registered, so no one could be contacted. I didn’t mind being at the shelter though, because they gave me food, water and a nice bed to sleep in, and the best part was that I got to play with lots of new fur friends! Folks at the shelter were sad to see the condition that I was in though, being strongly heartworm positive. Rumor had it that I would have a hard time finding someone to adopt or rescue me with heartworm disease holding me back.

On July 10th, Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, reached out to an organization called RADAR to see if they could assist with the cost of my heartworm treatment, which would bring me one step closer to a new life. And, thanks to their generous donors, they agreed to help! I got my treatment on July 15th and 16th.

It turned out that I was on a winning streak, because on July 20th, just a couple days after my treatment, I was adopted! My new family is amazing: My parents are very loving, and I now have three fur siblings! To see more photos of me, click here!

RADAR paid all $294 of the heartworm treatment costs for Bayard.

UPDATE! Bayard has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds for Bayard 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 Bayard:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Roxanne Stevens; Terri Rabel

Added on July 28, 2019.

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