This Basset Hound, estimated to be eight years old, spent his entire life in the filthy and horrendous conditions of a puppy mill. Sarge arrived in late September at the Rowan County Animal Shelter in Kentucky, along with others from the same puppy mill, including Cinnamon and Dobbie, who RADAR is also assisting.
Sarge had sores on the bottom of his feet, he was covered with fleas, his nails were so long they were almost growing back into his paws, and his teeth were absolutely terrible. But the noble volunteers with STAR (Saving The Animals of Rowan) were not about to give up on Sarge. He received all the care that had been so long neglected. In addition to his initial vetting and dental care, Sarge was also neutered. However, Sarge tested heartworm positive. His treatment has already begun. And, after that he’s off to the Mid-Atlantic Basset Hound Rescue! Click here to see more photos of Sarge.
STAR has been overwhelmed recently. In August and September alone, they took in 250 dogs, more than double their usual number. Even worse, many required costly heartworm or parvo treatment. STAR has had to stop its intake of new dogs until some of its vet bills are paid. To help STAR, RADAR offered this matching challenge offer: If STAR’s donors contribute $125 of Sarge’s $250 heartworm treatment cost, RADAR will pay the other $125. The match was quickly met!
RADAR’s has committed to cover half of Sarge’s heartworm treatment cost of approximately $125.
UPDATE! Sarge has been adopted!
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 Sarge:
Adrienne Kepp; Kimberly Thomas; Jann Pendergrass; Anne-Marie LaFountain
Added on October 7, 2012.