The name Flossie is of Latin origin meaning flourishing. Mythical Roman goddesses and tropical storms alike have carried the name, as well as this sweet seven-year-old Bully Breed gal. Flossie arrived at the Blount County Animal Center in Tennessee with her seven-year-old sister Frannie on August 24th, when they were surrendered by their owner. Very little was known about Flossie and Frannie’s history, but one thing was for sure: they were both heartworm positive.

On September 2nd, Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, sought help from RADAR for both Flossie and Frannie. If we could provide assistance with the cost of their heartworm treatment, the pair would be one big step closer to being rescued or adopted. We agreed to help them. Flossie got her treatment on September 18th. Frannie treatment was delayed when a small growth was discovered and identified by the vet as being a mast cell tumor requiring immediate removal.

Despite these sweet senior sisters being abandoned at seven years of age, Flossie and Frannie kept their spirits high with wagging tails and playful energy. Flossie is ready to live up to her name and flourish with a family that will give her the kind of attention she deserves! Click here to view more photos of Flossie.

RADAR paid all of Flossie’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $247.

UPDATE! Flossie has been adopted!

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

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

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($50); Chloe’s SOS Fund ($50); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Roxanne Stevens; Wendi LeConey; Amy

Added on October 6, 2019.

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