We can see why Chris Da Bear, a mix of Rottweiler, German Shepherd and Labrador Retriever, got his name: he looks like a big fuzzy teddy bear! This twelve-year-old senior was surrendered to the Blount County Animal Center in Tennessee by his owner on April 17th. He had a limp from an old injury and had some vision and hearing impairment, along with a heart murmur. Chris Da Bear had spent his whole life on a chain outdoors, so it was no surprise that he was heartworm positive.
Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, contacted RADAR on April 23rd. Could we help Chris Da Bear with his heartworm treatment costs? Of course, we agreed right away. Chris Da Bear’s treatment would need to be split. He had his first heartworm treatment on May 28th. Sadly, Chris Da Bear could not continue with his second heartworm treatment. His liver enzymes were too high and he was having trouble with his back legs.
Fortunately, Chris Da Bear will spend the rest of his life being cared for in a wonderful foster home. Despite his past, he has a sweet disposition and is very huggable. He is living the good life inside, with a soft bed and good food, and most importantly to this affectionate dog, a lot of love. Click here to view more photos of Chris Da Bear.
RADAR paid all of Chris Da Bear’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $218.
UPDATE! All funds for Chris Da Bear have been raised! Thank you!
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Added on June 2, 2019.