The ever-elegant Ellie is a cute Blue Heeler mix. She arrived at the Blount County Animal Center shelter in Tennessee as a stray on January 10th. Her owners came to the shelter, but not to take her back home. Instead, they officially surrendered her to the shelter. They had moved and didn’t want Ellie anymore. She had lived outside her whole three years and had never received any vet care. It wasn’t surprising that she was heartworm positive.
On January 28th, Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, reached out to RADAR about helping with Ellie’s heartworm treatment costs. We said we would assist, and on February 11th and 12th, Ellie had her heartworm treatment.
Kristin had good things to say about Ellie: “She is all Heeler! She’s very smart and affectionate. She will smother you with kisses, and is a ball of energy! She longs for a job and something to herd. We are going to find her one of those special families that love Heelers.” Click here to view more photos of Ellie.
RADAR paid all of Ellie’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $270.
UPDATE! All funds for Ellie have been raised! Thank you!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Ellie:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Wendi LeConey; Roxanne Stevens; Lori Fields DeBusk; Shawn Brooks; Sherry Hutchison Beth Higgins; Tina Muncy
If you are interested in adopting Ellie, or represent a rescue interested in pulling Ellie, please contact Kristin Baksa at the Blount County Animal Center.
Added on March 3, 2019.