It’s almost like Eric Clapton was writing specifically to this girl when in his song “Layla” he asked, “What’ll you do when you get lonely, and nobody’s waiting by your side?” This two-year-old Lab mix wasn’t really sure what to do after her owner surrendered her on August 16th, claiming that he had too many dogs. Layla spent her days at the Blount County Animal Center in Tennessee waiting for her previous owner to come back and save her, but it was time for her to find a new forever home. Sadly, Layla was heartworm positive, which would make that task a lot more difficult.
On September 5th, Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, sought RADAR’s help for Layla. With heartworm treatment she would have a much better chance of finding her forever home. We agreed to assist, and she received her treatment on September 10th and 11th.
“Layla has been so sad at the shelter,” Kristin told us. “It’s like she’s still waiting for her former owner to come back and get her. Nevertheless, she is very friendly with people. Layla moves very slowly and deliberately. Perhaps she’s saving her energy for her new forever family. We love this girl!” To see more photos of Layla, click here.
RADAR paid all $429 of the heartworm treatment costs for Layla.
UPDATE! All funds for Layla 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 Layla:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Sunday Wright Fund; Andy’s Safe Haven Fund, in memory of Ginnie Freeburn’s dog, Andy; Melissa Feeney; Rebecca Kuga; Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson; Roxanne Stevens; Anonymous; Brian Mertz; Pam Rivers; Michelle Wilson; Elaine D. Darling
If you are interested in adopting Layla, or represent a rescue interested in pulling Layla, please contact Kristin Baksa at the Blount County Animal Center.
Added on September 30, 2018.