“Out with the Old and In with the New” could be the title of Roddy’s sad story. This nine-year-old Rottweiler-Labrador Retriever was surrendered to the Blount County Animal Center shelter in Tennessee on March 28th. The reason for the surrender? There was a new baby in the family, and they didn’t want their baby near any animals. “I guess they planned on keeping the baby outside because I don’t think Roddy was ever allowed in the house,” Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator told us. “His teeth are ground down and he’s probably never had a bath.” But wait, there’s more.

When Kristin contacted RADAR on April 4th about Roddy she also mentioned that, “He had a sibling who died from heartworm disease, and this big boy is heartworm positive.” Kristin asked for our help with Roddy’s heartworm treatment costs so that he could more readily be rescued or adopted. We agreed to assist, and on April 11th Roddy received his heartworm treatment.

“Roddy is a big ol’ friendly boy!” Kristin shared with us. “He loves to be around people and is great with other dogs. He has a stubborn streak; for example, he does not like to go back in his kennel, but will ultimately give in if it means he can be closer to his person. He is friendly and playful, and deserves a second chance!” Click here to view more photos of Roddy.

RADAR paid all of Roddy’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $419.

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

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UPDATE! Roddy has been transferred to Peppertree Rescue in New York!

UPDATE! Roddy has been adopted!

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Roddy:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Chloe’s SOS Fund ($100); Sunday Wright Fund; Wags 4 Hope; Roxanne Stevens; L. Lane; Gail O’Connor

Added on April 29, 2017.

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