Little Serengeti was found as a stray, chasing chickens to her heart’s content! At 20 pounds, this Terrier-Feist mix wasn’t much bigger than the chickens. She was brought to the Blount County Animal Center in Tennessee on July 18th covered in fleas and ticks. But she was still one happy, energetic girl. Poor Serengeti had two strikes against her: she is a black dog and she was infested with heartworms.

On July 24th, Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, requested RADAR’s help with Serengeti’s heartworm treatment so she would have a better chance of finding a wonderful new home. Serengeti’s heartworms were so bad that Kristin told us, “Our vet pulled an adult heartworm from her abdomen during spay surgery. Ugh!” We agreed to help, and she had her heartworm treatment on August 1st.

Serengeti is only about three years old, so she certainly has a lot of love left to give, despite her rough start to life from all the evidence that she wasn’t well cared for. In addition to her fleas, ticks and heartworms, there were callouses on her elbows from laying on hard surfaces. But now she is on her way to health and happiness. Serengeti will be a wonderful addition to any home without chickens! Click here to view more photos of Serengeti.

RADAR paid all of Serengeti’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $286.

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

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

UPDATE! Serengeti has been rescued by Homeward Bound Dog Rescue in New York!

UPDATE! Serengeti has been adopted!

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Serengeti:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Black Dog Fund ($50); Roxanne Stevens; Tamara Talbot; Karen Dymond

Added on September 3, 2017.

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