Sandy’s story is one of transformation. She went from being a stray paralyzed with fear to napping in a pile of pillows in her foster’s bed! Sandy was one of four dogs found running loose on January 10th and taken to the Blount County Animal Center shelter in Tennessee. A Hound mix estimated to be a year old, Sandy was one of two of the four dogs to test heartworm positive (Ping was the other dog to test positive).
On January 31st, Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, contacted RADAR, seeking our help for Sandy. Kristin told us that Sandy was able to get placed in a foster home with other dogs and cats so that she could learn how to be a dog. The only obstacle to Sandy’s rescue or adoption was getting heartworm treatment. We agreed to help. Sandy received her heartworm treatment on February 7th.
“She’s still shy, and sometimes shrinks away from touch,” Sandy’s foster said. “but doesn’t flee. More and more often she comes up and pokes me with her nose, wanting to be petted and hugged. She wiggles and wiggles and wags her tail, and she’s a licker! She’s figured out that there are treats in the kitchen, but we haven’t taught her any tricks yet. Wanting to give her time to get more comfortable. She seems smart, so I think she will pick it up quickly. She is good with all the dogs and the cats. She seems to have a really sweet temperament.” To see more photos of Sandy, click here.
RADAR paid all $298 of the heartworm treatment costs for Sandy.
UPDATE! All funds for Sandy have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Sandy has been rescued by Peppertree Rescue in New York!
UPDATE! Sandy has been adopted!
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Added on February 12, 2017.