Regina isn’t a queen but her dignity and gentle demeanor are a royal treat. This four-year-old German Shepherd mix arrived at the Blount County Animal Center in Tennessee as a stray on September 3rd. She had it all: great looks and a great personality but she also had something no dog wants. Regina tested positive for heartworms, diminishing her chances of finding an adopter or rescue.

Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, contacted RADAR on September 19th, requesting our help so that Regina’s heartworms could be treated. We agreed to help Regina and she had her back-to-back heartworm injections on September 23rd and 24th.

Regina is adored by all who meet her, including the shelter volunteers and shelter dogs. She is sweet and walks well on a leash. Regina did well in her temporary foster home, which had a pond, a beautiful fenced yard and two other dogs to play with. Folks who have met Regina feel she “will be a perfect family pet.” Click here to view more photos of Regina.

RADAR paid all of Regina’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $354.

UPDATE! On October 8th, Regina got a much-deserved rescue placement with Volunteers for Animals in New York.

UPDATE! All funds for Regina 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 Regina:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Sunday Wright Fund; Rebecca Kuga; 2020 RADAR Calendar proceeds; Linda Siegert / Collars of Hope Creations

If you are interested in adopting Regina, please contact Volunteers for Animals.

Added on October 19, 2019.

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