After Roxy’s owner died, a friend tried to find a home where Roxy and her best buddy Bullet could be kept together. Unfortunately, that did not happen, so on September 1st the two dogs were surrendered to the Blount County Animal Center shelter in Tennessee. Roxy, a four-year-old Feist mix, and Bullet, a six-year-old Golden Retriever Lab mix, both were heartworm positive. Both dogs needed a miracle to get their second chance.
On September 9th, Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, sought RADAR’s help for both Roxy and Bullet. Heartworm treatment would better enable them to be rescued or adopted and get on with the good life they both deserve. We agreed to assist… but their difficulties weren’t over.
Within a few days, we were told that Bullet most likely had cancer. After an exam and testing showed that he had a large mast cell tumor he had surgery. Unfortunately, the tumor could not be completely removed. Bullet is now in hospice foster care. And Roxy had her own problems. Because one of her liver enzymes was very high, her treatment had to be delayed several times and done in two sessions. Luckily, she was in a great foster home during all this time. Roxy had her heartworm treatment done on December 12th and January 10th.
“Roxy is very friendly and easy-going,” Kristin shared with us. “She is great with dogs, cats and kids — she gets along with everyone! She is calm, but playful!” To see more photos of Roxy, click here.
RADAR paid all $231 of the heartworm treatment costs for Roxy.
UPDATE! All funds for Roxy 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 Roxy:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Roxanne Stevens; Therese Anderson-Alexander; Gail O’Connor
If you are interested in adopting Roxy, or represent a rescue interested in pulling Roxy, please contact Kristin Baksa at the Blount County Animal Center.
Added on January 24, 2018.