“Mira, Mira, on the wall, she’s the fairest of them all!” Mira, a three-year-old Feist mix, was caught in a trap and brought to the Blount County Animal Center shelter in Tennessee on February 18th. Mira was terrified at the shelter. She couldn’t even be approached for the first week; she would tremble, growl and collapse. Finally, a couple of shelter workers were able to get Mira leashed and take her to the lobby. While she would hide under the tables, there was no biting or growling, but she would cower and shake. Mira would have been all the more terrified if she had known that she was heartworm positive.
On March 23rd, Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, requested RADAR’s help for Mira. “One of our volunteers, Sandy Stone, saw Mira in the lobby one day,” Kristin told us, “and offered to take her home to foster. She was hopeful her pack would bring Mira out of her shell. And it worked!” The only remaining obstacle to Mira’s rescue or adoption was her heartworm treatment. We agreed to assist, and Mira had her heartworm treatment on March 29th.
“Mira came very close to being euthanized after her first week at the shelter,” Kristin shared with us. “But there was something about Mira, so we kept trying to help her. I truly believe her foster, Sandy, saved her life. She is learning to be a dog now and I have no doubt she will find her forever family. She is more willing to walk on a leash and allows people to pet her. This little girl is very special!” Click here to view more photos of Mira.
RADAR paid $250 towards Mira’s heartworm treatment costs.
UPDATE! All funds for Mira have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Mira has been adopted! She is still very, very scared, but is happy in her foster home, so she won’t be going anywhere!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Mira:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Bianca Telford; Roxanne Stevens; Diana Berkstresser
Added on April 17, 2016.