He might not be singing “White Christmas” anytime soon, but this seven-year-old Redtick Coonhound named Bing might serenade you with a bay or two! Bing arrived at the Blount County Animal Center shelter in Tennessee on January 11th after an animal control officer found him running in a rural area of the county. Unfortunately, Bing was heartworm positive, which lessened his chances of being rescued or adopted.
On January 20th, Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, sought RADAR’s help for Bing’s heartworm treatment. “I tried to take bets before we did his heartworm test,” Kristin told us, “but we all knew he’d be positive and he was. So, we want to get this boy treated.” We agreed to assist, and he had his heartworm treatment on January 28th and 29th.
“Bing is gentle and gets along with everyone!” Kristin indicated. “We have not heard him bark yet, but I’m sure there’s a lovely Coonhound bay in there somewhere! We will find him a home where his good looks and personality are appreciated! Good grief I love these Hounds!” To see more photos of Bing, click here.
RADAR paid all $367 of the heartworm treatment costs for Bing.
UPDATE! All funds for Bing 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 Bing:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Chloe’s SOS Fund ($100); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Roxanne Stevens; Tricia Majors; Carole Duzich; Dawn and Paul Zimmermann, and their big English Foxhound rescue, Amos
If you are interested in adopting Bing, or represent a rescue interested in pulling Bing, please contact Kristin Baksa at the Blount County Animal Center.
Added on February 17, 2019.