Instead of “Home on the Range,” for this dog it’s more a case of finding a “Home for the Ranger!” The five-year-old Border Collie was surrendered to the Blount County Animal Center shelter in Tennessee on January 31st. Ranger’s owner told the shelter staff that he did not have any time to spend with him. Ranger didn’t get the vet care that he needed either, and as a result was heartworm positive.

On February 27th, Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, reached out to RADAR for help with Ranger. “He was kept outside,” Kristin said. “His owner says he was territorial. Well, for pete’s sake, he’s a Border Collie!” To give Ranger the opportunity to find an adopter or rescue, he first needed to receive heartworm treatment. We agreed to help. He had his initial heartworm treatment done on February 6th and 7th.

“Ranger is a friendly guy,” Kristin shared with us, “and seems to be fine with his fellow guests at the shelter ‘hotel.’ But he would prefer to check-out as soon as possible; he complains about the lack of pillows and that the beds are too hard! Thanks in large part to RADAR, he’ll be able to check-out once his heartworm treatment is complete!” Click here to view more photos of Ranger.

RADAR paid all of Ranger’s initial heartworm treatment costs (including blood tests and x-rays), which totaled $356.

UPDATE! All funds for Ranger have been raised! Thank you!

UPDATE! Ranger has been adopted!

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 Ranger:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Wags 4 Hope; Rebecca Kuga; Laura Jones; Gail O’Connor

Added on March 19, 2017.

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