There’s quite the spin to the fate of Finn, so let’s begin! On May 25th, this approximately seven-year-old Husky mix, whose name had been Chinook, was surrendered to the Blount County Animal Center shelter in Tennessee. Finn’s owner was moving, but he and five other dogs could not go along, so they all ended up at the shelter. Unfortunately for Finn, he was heartworm positive.
On June 5th, Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, applied for a RADAR grant for Finn’s heartworm treatment. “He’s a very, very affectionate boy!” Kristin told us. “He’s friendly with people and other dogs.” We agreed to assist, and Finn received his heartworm treatment on June 13th.
Finn’s foster, Tina Enloe, was most impressed with Finn: “He’s one of the best dogs I’ve ever seen! He is a very calm dog with such a sweet disposition. He is a perfect gentleman, and very, very loyal. Finn is snuggly, and loves to cuddle and be close. He’s really a great dog!”
Meanwhile, on May 30th, RADAR’s co-founders Ken Siegert and Rick Thompson lost their Grace to bone cancer. They had just adopted her three months earlier after Alice (fka Jordanna) succumbed to congestive heart failure on February 18th. Like Grace, Alice was also a senior and was adopted only three months before her passing.
There was no doubt that Ken and Rick would adopt another senior for their family, which includes their senior Hound, Elsie. So when Finn showed up on their RADAR on June 5th, they asked many questions of both Tina and Kristin. After many email exchanges, and reading all of the wonderful things said about him, they simply could not resist! Following his heartworm treatment recovery, Finn joined his forever family on July 1st, arriving on transport at 1:30 in the morning! “Finn is a fantastically good boy!” Rick says. “He is so calm, gentle, mellow and content.” Click here to view more photos of Finn.
RADAR paid all of Finn’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $356.
UPDATE! All funds for Finn have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE! Finn was adopted by RADAR’s co-founders on July 1st! And just a note… deciding on a name wasn’t easy! They had a list of more than 50 possible names. After narrowing the choice down to four, they finally decided on Finn!
Thank you to the following contributors, who have gave specifically to fully fund Finn:
Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson
Added on July 9, 2017.