Sara’s name might be common, but her story isn’t! This one and a half-year-old Black Lab mix ended up at the Blount County Animal Center in Tennessee, not once, but twice. She first came to the shelter on March 15th as a stray and was reclaimed on March 17th. Strangely, the owner later thought that maybe Sara wasn’t actually her dog. Sara was kept outside and allowed to run, and when a neighbor threatened to kill her for chasing his chickens, the owner took her back to the shelter on November 16th. Despite her young age, Sara had sustained old injuries to her hip and knees, and it looked like she had been shot. To top it all off, she was heartworm positive. That, coupled with being a black dog, would make being rescued or adopted a lot more difficult to do.

On November 17th, RADAR’s liaison at the shelter, Kristin Baksa, requested our assistance for Sara. If she could get her heartworm treatment, she would have the opportunity to get adopted or secure a rescue placement. We agreed to help. She had her treatment done on November 29th.

“Sara’s a gorgeous girl!” Kristin told us. “She’s friendly with people, good with kids and other dogs, but not good with chickens! She’s a ball of energy. This young girl has been through a lot already, and is now ready for a family who will take good care of her.” Click here to view more photos of Sara.

RADAR paid all of Sara’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $356.

UPDATE! Sara has been rescued by Volunteers for Animals!

UPDATE! Sara has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds for Sara 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 Sara:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Black Dog Fund ($50); Sunday Wright Fund; Carole Duzich; Roxanne Stevens; Brian Mertz; Anonymous; Elizabeth Lavoie

Added on December 16, 2018.

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