Unlike the fate of most Oreo cookies, this Oreo had been neglected. The one to two-year-old Hound-Terrier mix was surrendered to the Blount County Animal Center in Tennessee on August 17th. Her owner indicated that she could not keep Oreo contained in the yard. Because she was not spayed, the neighborhood dogs were often visiting and coaxing Oreo out of her yard. Not surprisingly, she tested positive for heartworms.
On September 6th, Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, requested RADAR’s help with Oreo’s heartworm treatment to better enable her to get rescued or adopted. “This poor girl never had any attention from her owner!” Kristin told us. “It was also obvious she had never had any training.” We agreed to assist, and Oreo had her heartworm treatment on September 10th and 11th.
“Oreo was terrified of a leash and the shelter environment for days,” Kristin said. “However, the love and patience of our volunteers has helped her overcome many of her anxieties. She enjoys her walks and comes to the front of her kennel for attention. She is looking for a family who will welcome her into their family.” To see more photos of Oreo, click here.
RADAR paid all $294 of the heartworm treatment costs for Oreo.
UPDATE! All funds for Oreo have been raised! Thank you!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Oreo:
If you are interested in adopting Oreo, or represent a rescue interested in pulling Oreo, please contact Kristin Baksa at the Blount County Animal Center.
Added on September 29, 2018.