Floppy spent six long years outside floundering at the end of a short chain, often with no food or water. Fortunately, a neighbor, who was also a very good Samaritan, was finally able to talk Floppy’s owner into relinquishing him to the Blount County Animal Center shelter in Tennessee on January 9th. Although he’s a happy, cheerful Beagle boy who refused to allow his sad life to break his spirit, it has been hard on his little body. Years of exposure left him blind. heartworm positive and with mysterious lesions on and in his ears.
On January 12th, Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, requested RADAR’s help for Floppy’s heartworm treatment costs. “We do not know the cause of his blindness,” Kristin told us. “We’re treating his ears, but also want to get his heartworm treatment done to help him feel as healthy as he already thinks he is!” We agreed to assist. Floppy received his heartworm treatments on January 28th and 29th.
“Floppy does not seem fazed by any of his health issues!” Kristin said. “He’s happy, happy, happy! I love this dog. He loves to be with people and loves life! He’s not discouraged by his blindness, but he just wants to go, go, go!” To see more photos of Floppy, click here.
RADAR paid all $272 of the heartworm treatment costs for Floppy.
UPDATE! All funds for Floppy have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE It is with great sadness that we share the news that Floppy crossed the Rainbow Bridge the morning of March 2, 2019. We received the news from Kristin. She told us, “I am so sad to tell you that we lost our sweet boy Floppy this morning. He started having unrelenting seizures this morning that we could not control. Dr. Williams believes it was due to either a brain tumor (he had other neurological systems—blindness and a head tilt) or a cerebral heartworm infarct. We are devastated. This little guy had come so far. He was living the good life in a foster home with another blind dog and they were best buddies. His foster is really torn up. Thanks for what you did for him. We are happy he spent his last month with people who loved him, a warm bed, plenty of food, a dog door and yard to play in, and his best friend Ray.” Thank you to everyone who helped Floppy know love in his final weeks, especially to his foster Mom, Patricia. Rest in Peace, Floppy.
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Added on February 24, 2019.