Despite Sarge’s almost puppy-like teddy bear look, this Hound-Shepherd mix is ten years old! He was surrendered to the Blount County Animal Center shelter in Tennessee on September 20th when his owner went to prison. Sarge was loaded with fleas, slightly lame and coughing. Lo and behold, he was also heartworm positive.

On October 23rd, Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, requested RADAR’s help for Sarge’s heartworm treatment costs. “We wish he would have been surrendered earlier so we could have helped him sooner,” Kristin told us. “Our goal is to treat his heartworm disease, and let this boy live out his life in a home where he is loved and cared for.” We agreed to assist. Sarge received his heartworm treatment on November 9th.

Then on November 16th, Kristin shared the great news with us that Top Dog Foundation in Minnesota was pulling Sarge. One of the Top Dog’s fosters had recently moved to the Blount County area and fostered Sarge for the shelter. The foster told the Top Dog about him, and they had an adopter for him in St. Louis! He was transported to his new home on Thanksgiving weekend. To see more photos of Sarge, click here.

RADAR paid all of $499 of the heartworm treatment costs for Sarge.

UPDATE! Sarge has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds for Sarge 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 Sarge:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund $100); Chloe’s SOS Fund ($100); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Sunday Wright Fund; Sue Driesner; Rescue Chocolate; Connie; Amanda Keerbs; Maude Lebowski

Added on November 24, 2018.

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  • December 1, 2018 at 11:55 am

    We love Sarge. Thank you for all that you do. We are spoiling him and our vet loves him. Life is good now for Sarge. We loved rescuing him!

    I tried to download to my Dell computer the extra pictures you display. It was faulty somehow.

    Can you email those to me? It would be appreciated.

    Fred Kosanke for Mary and Fred
    PS: Pam Kosanke is our daughter who got us engaged with Sarge. She is a special person, athlete, caregiver, and daughter!

    Best wishes

    • December 1, 2018 at 2:33 pm

      Hi Fred – thanks to you and Mary for adopting Sarge! And how wonderful that your daughter helped connect you with Sarge! We love it when the dogs we help are adopted, especially the senior dogs!

      We will definitely send the additional photos of Sarge to you. He’s such a cute dog!


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