Sandy was so scared when she was surrendered by her owner to the Blount County Animal Center shelter in Tennessee on July 22nd. Perhaps she sensed just how much at risk she was. Sandy, a seven to eight-year-old Hound mix, was very thin and had large growths on her back and a rear leg, and tested heartworm positive. The fact she was a senior was making it difficult enough to find her an adopter or rescue, but being heartworm positive made it nearly impossible.

On November 26th Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, contacted RADAR, seeking our help for Sandy. Kristin told us that Sandy was a volunteer favorite because of her calm and friendly personality. The shelter recently had taken the steps of having Sandy’s growths removed. Everyone was relieved to learn that they were benign. But the need was still there for heartworm treatment. We agreed to help. Sandy received her heartworm treatment on December 1st.

“Sandy is a wonderful ambassador for senior dogs!” Kristin said. “She is very calm, friendly and wants nothing more than to be with her person. She’s a wonderful leash walker and car rider. This girl will make a great companion!” Click here to view more photos of Sandy.

RADAR paid $250 towards Sandy’s heartworm treatment costs.

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

UPDATE! Sandy has been adopted! Her foster family fell in love with her!

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 Sandy:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Chloe’s SOS FundHound Dog Fund; Jykla Peper; Elizabeth Gilmore; Robert Cameron; Cynthia Guzman; Andrea Duffy

Added on December 13, 2015.

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