Mabel, a three-year-old Treeing Walker Coonhound, might be able to tell you a fable or story about how she came to be wandering onto a kind person’s property — if this dog could talk. She hung around for a few days but wouldn’t let anyone get close. Eventually, she gave in and was taken to the Blount County Animal Center in Tennessee on July 11th as a stray. She was scared, very stinky, and full of ticks. Even worse, Mabel tested positive for heartworms, drastically affecting not only her future lifespan if left untreated, but also lessening her chances for adoption or rescue.
Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, reached out to RADAR on July 27th to see if we could assist with the cost of Mabel’s heartworm treatment. With the continued assistance of our donors, we were able to help! Mabel finished her treatment on August 7th.
Mabel is described as a sweetheart who is calm and walks great on a leash. Although a bit wary at first, she is a friendly girl. The shelter is confident Mabel will find a family with a nice couch, lots of food and dog beds, and a yard to play in. Click here to view more photos of Mabel.
RADAR paid all of Mabel’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $294.
UPDATE! All funds for Mabel have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE! Mabel has been adopted!
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Mabel:
Added on August 18, 2019.