The name Haas means hare, but this Haas happens to be more like a tortoise. This stray five-year-old Chocolate Lab jumped into a pool on April 5th and couldn’t get out. Thankfully animal control was able to rescue him, and he was unharmed. Haas was taken to the Blount County Animal Center in Tennessee, where he became known for his “slow but sure” nature. Being the sweet, mild-tempered guy he is, Haas is great around toddlers, and seems to enjoy getting their attention. Much to the surprise of folks at the shelter, Haas was never reclaimed. And sadly, he tested positive for heartworms.
On April 11th, RADAR’s liaison at the shelter, Kristen Baksa, contacted us for help with Haas. “He will make a wonderful family dog once his heartworm treatment is complete.” Kristen told us. We agreed to assist. He had his treatment done on June 14th.
“Haas is an interesting guy,” Kristin said. “Our animal control officer received an emergency call to rescue a dog trapped in a pool. Evidently Haas swam for awhile, and ultimately ripped the pool liner. Much of the water drained out, so when the animal control officer arrived Haas was able to stand, and the water was up to his shoulders. Fortunately, the owners of the pool were more concerned about the dog than their pool liner!” To see more photos of Haas, click here.
RADAR paid all $254 of the heartworm treatment costs for Haas.
UPDATE! All funds for Haas 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 Haas:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Susan E.; Roxanne Stevens; Gail O’Connor, in memory of sweet Hannah O’Connor, who was loved and cherished and will never be forgotten
If you are interested in adopting Haas, or represent a rescue interested in pulling Haas, please contact Kristin Baksa at the Blount County Animal Center.
Added on June 30, 2018.