Who better to cheer you up than the ever-charming Chipper? This two-year-old Husky-Bully Breed mix was initially rescued by a woman who saved him from his previous residence where he’d lived on a chain. Sadly, she couldn’t keep Chipper because her dogs didn’t accept him into their pack, so he was surrendered to the Blount County Animal Center shelter in Tennessee on December 14th. While Chipper was finally free from life on a chain, he was still dealing with some of the aftermath, and he tested heartworm positive.

On January 7th, Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, asked RADAR if we could help with Chipper’s heartworm treatment. This would give him a much better chance of being adopted or rescued. We agreed to assist, and Chipper received his treatment on February 20th.

“Chipper’s a pretty happy guy, despite his past,” Kristin told us. “He is playful and friendly. He loves kids, and smothers them with kisses, especially if they’ve been eating something tasty!” To see more photos of Chipper, click here.

RADAR paid all $356 of the heartworm treatment costs for Chipper.

UPDATE! Chipper has been adopted… by his foster family!

UPDATE! All funds for Chipper 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 Chipper:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Sunday Wright Fund; Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson, in honor of their Husky mix from Blount County, Finn; Roxanne Stevens; Jennifer Siegert; Beth Higgins; Tina Muncy; Joseph Patterson, in memory of his beloved partner, Patrick A. Joyce

Added on March 4, 2018.

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