When we were asked to help Dokie, there was only one answer to give: “Okie Dokie!” The three-year-old Treeing Walker Coonhound mix arrived as a stray on February 16th at the Blount County Animal Center shelter in Tennessee. Dokie would stay huddled in her kennel, scared to death of all the barking in the shelter. Unfortunately, Dokie tested heartworm positive, which greatly reduced her chances of getting adopted or rescued.

On February 21st Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, requested RADAR’s help for Dokie. “She appears to be yet another abandoned hunting dog,” Kristin told us in her request. “I guess she wasn’t a good hunter. How anyone could do this to such a beautiful, sweet, submissive creature is beyond me.” We agreed to assist. Dokie received her heartworm treatment on February 29th.

“Dokie is beautiful and she loves everybody!” Kristin said. “She is very calm and submissive with other dogs. Fortunately, we found a foster to keep her for the duration of her heartworm treatment and recovery. Her demeanor has improved so much; she is now so happy! She is gorgeous and so well-behaved.” Click here to view more photos of Dokie.

RADAR paid $250 towards Dokie’s heartworm treatment costs.

UPDATE! All funds for Dokie have been raised! Thank you!

UPDATE! Dokie has been adopted!

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit Donations page.

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Dokie:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Judith Apy

Added on March 19, 2016.

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