Not only is Rem the 1,500th RADAR-assisted dog, but he is the very epitome of the truly at-risk dogs we help: blind, black and heartworm positive. On December 17th, Rem, a Labrador Retriever mix, was taken to the Blount County Animal Center shelter in Tennessee. He was found as a stray and no one ever came to claim him. Rem’s right eye was severely atrophied, and his left eye had corneal clouding and scarring. While his teeth indicated that he was approximately two years old, he may be older. And, he tested heartworm positive.

On January 2nd, Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, reached out to RADAR for help with the cost of Rem’s heartworm treatment. It would be difficult enough to find an adopter or rescue for Rem without the added hurdle of his heartworm status. We agreed to assist. Rem received his heartworm treatment on January 17th. As for his eyes, after consulting with two vets, it was determined that there is nothing to do. The atrophied eye is not painful, so there is no need to remove it.

“Fortunately, Rem is in a foster home,” Kristin shared with us, “living the good life on a nice couch! Sweet Rem is calm and gentle. He is so sweet and affectionate with people, and seems to enjoy being around other dogs. Despite being blind, his other senses work fine, and he really enjoys being out and about on walks. He will need a sympathetic owner who will provide him with a loving home for life.” To see more photos of Rem, click here.

RADAR paid all $369 of the heartworm treatment costs for Rem.

UPDATE! Rem has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds for Rem 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 Rem:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Black Dog Fund ($50); Rebecca Kuga, Mary Haak; Robert Cameron; Susan Stephens; Priscilla Rothe; Sara Daza; Marsha Garrett; Tina Muncy

Added on January 28, 2017.

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