Brody had been adopted as a youngster from the Blount County Animal Center in Tennessee in 2011, but his senior years found him back at the shelter in 2020. His owners said that he was licking their other dog and they couldn’t keep him. A second home kept him for two months but claimed he attacked their chickens and cat. So Brody, an eleven-year-old Labrador Retriever mix, came back to the shelter on February 25th. Brody was a senior, had black fur (black dogs are less likely to be adopted) and tested heartworm positive. This sweet-natured older dog had these three big obstacles in his way of having a happy dog retirement, and being heartworm positive was the most costly one both financially and healthwise.

On March 11th, Stephanie Garrett, RADAR’s liaison with the Blount County Animal Center shelter, requested RADAR’s help with Brody’s heartworm treatment. RADAR loves seniors, so we were glad we could cover the cost. Brody had split heartworm treatments on April 7th and May 6th.

Stephanie took Brody home to recover after his first heartworm treatment and a second foster family was found for him after the second treatment. “Brody loves other dogs, loves stuffed animals and human snuggles, enjoys mealtimes and all the snacks in between” Stephanie said. “He is house-trained and loves his blankets and laps!” Be sure to view more photos in Brody’s gallery.

RADAR paid all of Brody’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $405.

UPDATE! All funds for Brody 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 Brody:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Chloe’s SOS Fund ($100); Black Dog Fund ($50); Charles Wear; Lorraine & Patrick Smith; Roxanne Stevens; Karen Rakestraw

If you are interested in adopting Brody, or represent a rescue interested in pulling Brody, please contact Stephanie Garrett at the Blount County Animal Center.

Added on May 31, 2020.

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