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.
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
If you are interested in adopting Harley, please contact Volunteers for Animals.
Added on June 23, 2019.