Red Rover, Red Rover, send Grover on over! This eleven-year-old sweet senior Beagle-Hound mix ended up at the Blount County Animal Center in Tennessee on June 21st when he was brought in as a stray. Poor Grover’s left rear leg had several large puncture wounds and was really swollen. The shelter’s veterinarian took care of the wounds, and Grover woke up to his new reality, which included a cone of shame. To top it all off, he tested heartworm positive.
A few days later, Grover’s owner made an appearance at the shelter and said that Grover had been a farm dog and spent his life outside. When he heard about Grover’s need for follow-up care for his leg and heartworm treatment, he surrendered him to the shelter. He never even went to Grover’s kennel to say goodbye.
Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, reached out to RADAR on July 4th to see if we could help with the cost of his heartworm treatment. “The next step to his new life,” Kristin said, “is heartworm treatment!” We agreed, and he got his treatment on July 24th!
“This calm old guy,” Kristin told us, “is living in a foster home with a blind Yorkie. Even though Grover weighs in at 40 pounds, he manages to squeeze through the Yorkie’s dog door and makes himself right at home!” To see more photos of Grover, click here.
RADAR paid all $354 of the heartworm treatment costs for Grover.
UPDATE! All funds for Grovere have been raised! Thank you!
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If you are interested in adopting Grover, or represent a rescue interested in pulling Grover, please contact Kristin Baksa at the Blount County Animal Center.
Added on August 4, 2019.