Carson could barely stand up when he was found as a stray. He was emaciated and weak. The couple that found him took him home for the evening, and after eating a little he was able to stand up. They brought the eleven-year-old Treeing Walker Coonhound to the Blount County Animal Center in Tennessee the next day. September 21st. It was clear Carson needed extra help. He still had trouble walking, had a sporadic deep cough and two suspicious lumps on his leg and face. His teeth were in terrible shape and he was not only infested with fleas but infested with deadly heartworms.
Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, reached out to RADAR on September 29th. She asked for our help with treating Carson’s heartworms. We, of course, wanted to help this senior Hound. Carson’s bloodwork was good and fortunately, his masses were benign. The veterinarian decided to go with a protocol to split the powerful heartworm treatment into three to lessen the stress on Carson’s body. He had his first injection on October 2nd and his second and third injections on November 6th.
Carson is recovering at the home of his foster. “He is hungry for food and attention,” Kristin told us. “He is so sweet and just wants to be loved on. The plan is to nurse this sweet guy back to health.” To see more photos of Carson, click here.
RADAR paid all $309 of the heartworm treatment costs for Carson.
UPDATE! All funds for Carson have been raised! Thank you!
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If you are interested in adopting Carson, or represent a rescue interested in pulling Carson, please contact Stephanie Garrett at the Blount County Animal Center.
Added on November 24, 2019.