It was lucky for Bucky that he was found. He had been abandoned in a very rural area. On March 22nd, he arrived at the Blount County Animal Center shelter in Tennessee. Three years old and a Spaniel-Basset Hound mix, Bucky is completely blind. He was diagnosed with having Sudden Acute Retinal Degeneration Syndrome. Because it develops rapidly, he had to adapt quickly. Sadly, there is no treatment that will restore his eyesight. And on top of it all, Bucky was heartworm positive.

On April 8th, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, Kristin Baksa, sought RADAR’s help for Bucky’s heartworm treatment. It would be tough enough to find an adopter or rescue for the visually-impaired Bucky, but the cost of heartworm treatment should not keep this boy from finding his forever home. We agreed to assist. Bucky received his heartworm treatment on April 19th.

“Bucky is happiest when he’s with people and other dogs,” Kristin said. “He likes kids and is quite happy around other dogs. Bucky loves attention. He is very affectionate. Because of his blindness, he will need a special owner. But this guy is as friendly as they come!” Click here to view more photos of Bucky.

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

UPDATE! Bucky has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds for Bucky 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 Bucky:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Deborah & David Bartley; Linda Siegert & Ernie Lenton / Collars of Hope Creations; Susan England

Added on May 2, 2016.

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