Shilo, a two-year-old Shepherd mix, has a distinctive look with a smooth coat and a “lion’s” mane of rough fur around her chest and shoulders. She came into the Blount County Animal Shelter in Tennessee as a stray on November 24th. Her owners were interested in reclaiming her but when they found out the high cost of treating her heartworms, they surrendered Shilo to the shelter. If only they had invested in the much lower cost of heartworm preventive, Shilo wouldn’t have had any heartworms, much less the heavy infestation she was diagnosed with. At a young age, Shilo’s health was very much at risk.

On December 10th, Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, asked RADAR if we could pay for Shilo’s heartworm treatment. We were glad we were able to help, thanks to the dedicated support of our donors. On December 18th and January 15th, Shilo had her heartworm treatments.

“Shilo is a “beautiful girl,” Kristin told us, “who has been very friendly and well-behaved in the shelter. Shilo is crate-trained.” The shelter is optimistic that they can find her a home or rescue where she will be loved and receive the veterinary care that all dogs deserve. Be sure to view more photos in Shilo’s gallery.

RADAR paid all of Shilo’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $451.

UPDATE! All funds for Shilo 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 Shilo:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Sunday Wright Fund; Fulton Fund; Casey McSnout Fund; Rebecca Kuga; Roxanne Stevens; Karen League; Susan Pasquini; Mrs. Dymond’s 5th grade class, for meeting their pass rate goal for the Fraction Computation unit test

If you are interested in adopting Shilo, or represent a rescue interested in pulling Shilo, please contact Stephanie Garrett at the Blount County Animal Center.

Added on February 9, 2020.

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