Chester is a charming and cheerful Bluetick Coonhound who was looking for a chance to change his life (and chase a few cats along the way)! Approximately seven years old, this handsome guy ended up at the Blount County Animal Center in Tennessee on June 20th. Chester was brought in by a good Samaritan who had found him as a stray in the Foothills Parkway area, which has sadly become a popular area for people to abandon their dogs. Not surprisingly, Chester was heartworm positive.
On June 28th, Kristen Baksa, RADAR’s liaison at the shelter, contacted us for help with Chester. “He is a friendly guy,” Kristen told us. “He loves people. He loves to walk. And he loves to eat! He will make a wonderful family dog once his heartworm treatment is complete.” We agreed to assist. He had his treatment done on July 10th.
“Is there anything more beautiful than a stocky, bow-legged Bluetick Conhound with a big head, beautiful long ears, and a lovely voice?” asked Kristin. “Not in my book!” Chester was fortunate to be placed in a wonderful foster home, and his foster parents even took him along on their vacation to the beach! To see more photos of Chester, click here.
RADAR paid all $427 of the heartworm treatment costs for Chester.
UPDATE! All funds for Chester have been raised! Thank you!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Chester:
If you are interested in adopting Chester, or represent a rescue interested in pulling Chester, please contact Kristin Baksa at the Blount County Animal Center.
Added on July 22, 2018.