Life had not been so rosy for Rosie. A four-year old Pit Bull Terrier mix, Rosie arrived at the Blount County Animal Center shelter in Tennessee on January 11th as a stray. A concerned neighbor brought her in, saying the owner did not care for her and Rosie was always running around the area. Rosie’s owner never came to claim her. That turned out to be a good thing since she had horrible skin, giardia and also tested positive for heartworms.

On January 28th, Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, sought RADAR’s help for Rosie. The shelter had already treated her skin and giardia, but needed assistance with the costly heartworm treatment. We agreed, and on February 18th and 19th, Rosie had her heartworm treatment.

“Rosie is a sweet, sweet girl,” Kristin told us. “She loves people and attention, and is making up for lost time! Her skin is looking so much better. She loves her new bed and pillows in her foster home.” To see more photos of Rosie, click here.

RADAR paid all $356 of the heartworm treatment costs for Rosie.

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

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UPDATE! Rosie has been adopted… by her foster family! And Rosie has officially tested heartworm negative!

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Sunday Wright Fund; Alysia Intilli; Roxanne Stevens; Jenna Smith; Laura Keigan; Rosie, who RADAR assisted in 2016 and was also from Blount County)

Added on March 10, 2019.

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