You might be surprised to learn that this 103-pound guy is named Micro, given his macro size! A two-year-old Great Dane, Micro was found as a stray and taken to Blount County Animal Center shelter in Tennessee on March 5th. While it seemed like bad news that his previous owner never came to retrieve him, it might have been a blessing in disguise. Micro was heartworm positive, and his best shot at a happy new life was to get treatment.

On March 19th, Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, reached out to RADAR to see if we could help with Micro. Being such a big guy, Micro’s heartworm treatment would be costly. Counting on our loyal donors, we agreed to assist. Micro got his treatment on March 26th and 27th.

More good news was just around the corner for Micro. On March 30th, he was adopted into a family with three new siblings, including two small humans and one fur sibling! Kristin described Micro as being a gentle giant, which she said was surprising considering his young age. “He is very affectionate,” she told us, “and doesn’t understand why he can’t be a lap dog!” Click here to view more photos of Micro.

RADAR paid all of Micro’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $493.

UPDATE! Micro has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds for Micro 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 Micro:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Black Dog Fund ($50); Sunday Wright Fund; Rebecca Kuga; Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson; Brian Mertz; Roxanne Stevens; Marsha Sissler; Leilani Campbell; Gerald Huber; PayPal Giving Fund; Melissa Farr & Jim Groff; Tina Muncy

Added on April 10, 2019.

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