Cheyenne, a four-year-old Plott Hound mix, has had a life so far that has been anything but a ‘barrel of fun.’ She spent her life outside and tied to a plastic barrel. Her owner, a repeat shelter dog surrenderer, took Cheyenne and five other dogs to the Blount County Animal Shelter in Tennessee on May 28th. It was no surprise to anyone that Cheyenne tested positive for heartworms, given her outside life and lack of any care other than food, water and a plastic barrel for shelter. The shelter staff’s affections soon won over this sweet, shy girl. They knew she deserved a good home, but her heartworm status put off adopters and rescues.

Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, contacted RADAR about assisting with Cheyenne’s heartworm treatment on June 7th. We agreed to pay for her heartworm treatment costs. Cheyenne completed her treatment on June 20th.

“Cheyenne is a gentle girl who comes to the front of her kennel to be walked,” Krista told us. “Our volunteers and staff have given her lots of attention so she feels safe. She has a special dog friend, Freckles, who was surrendered with her and is in the kennel across from her. We will help this beautiful, gentle girl find a family that will love and care for her.” To see more photos of Cheyenne, click here.

RADAR paid all $521 of the heartworm treatment costs for Cheyenne.

UPDATE! All funds for Cheyenne 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 Cheyenne:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Sunday Wright Fund; Rebecca Kuga; Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson; MoJo (aka Maurice); Vicki Eisenhardt; Karen League; Jo Irvine; Barb & Marty Myers; Robert Cameron; Jennifer Siegert

If you are interested in adopting Cheyenne, or represent a rescue interested in pulling Cheyenne, please contact Kristin Baksa at the Blount County Animal Center.

Added on June 29, 2019.

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