Harley

Harley, a one-and-a-half-year-old Labrador Retriever mix, had apparently traveled around quite a bit in her young life. She showed up as a stray and was kept for a few months at a home, but the resident dog didn’t like her. So her short-term owner brought her to the Blount County Animal Center in Tennessee on June 7th. It was apparent that Harley had spent her life outside with no veterinarian care, as she tested heartworm positive. This otherwise highly adoptable dog now had a big barrier to being adopted or rescued due to her heartworm status.

Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, found a rescue that was interested in taking Harley. Volunteers for Animals in Batavia, New York wanted to find Harley the perfect indoor home she deserved. But New York requires that heartworm positive dogs be treated before entering the state. Kristin asked RADAR on June 10th if we could help Harley with her medical predicament. We agreed, and Harley finished her heartworm treatment on June 20th.

Harley is calm and just a little bit shy. She gets along well with other dogs and enjoys the company of people. The rest of Harley’s life is about to get underway, and she is searching for a home with a comfy indoor bed! Click here to view more photos of Harley.

RADAR paid all of Harley’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $537.

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

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

UPDATE! Harley has been adopted!

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Black Dog Fund ($50); Sunday Wright Fund; Rebecca Kuga; Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson; Robert Cameron; Brian Mertz; Lynda Kowalski & David Swartz; Beth Higgins; Karen Dymond

Added on June 23, 2019.

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2 thoughts on “Harley

  • June 25, 2019 at 12:14 pm
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    We are the lucky adopters of Harley! We have been working with the shelter in Batavia and waiting patiently for her to get the heartworm treatment. As seniors, we did not want the puppy stage and when our 12 year old Hound passed away last November we knew we wanted to rescue another dog. Our Willow came up from a kill shelter in Louisiana and she was the most loving dog. Now Harley will have a forever home with hundreds of acres of fields and woods to walk in, family and friends that all have dogs to visit and great vets and trainers to allow her to reach her full potential. We are grateful to RADAR Dogs and their financial help in treating her heartworm. We live on fixed incomes and treatment of heartworm at out vet here in NYS was at least $800. We are making a small donation to your organization for your help.

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    • June 29, 2019 at 1:31 pm
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      So sorry about the passing of your Hound, Willow. It is always such a difficult decision to let them go. We are very happy that you are ready to open your hearts and home to another rescue – Harley will be a very lucky dog! Yes, heartworm treatment can be very expensive, and thank you for your donation! We are so glad that we could help with Harley’s treatment and be part of her second chance. Please keep us posted on Harley!

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