Sky is one big guy! He was hard to miss at 106 pounds when animal control picked him up on a busy road and brought him to the Blount County Animal Center in Tennessee on July 12th. This four-year-old Saint Bernard-Hound mix had a microchip but the owner would not respond to the shelter’s phone calls. Sky’s story was sad enough but it turned even sadder when he tested heartworm positive. Heartworm treatment is very expensive and the cost increases with a dog’s weight. Sky’s large size made his situation worse as the cost of treating him would be quite expensive.

On August 8th, Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, reached out to RADAR. Could we pay for Sky’s costly heartworm treatment? “He’s a big, beautiful boy looking for his forever family,” Kristin said. “But first we have to treat his heartworm disease.” We said we would help. Sky had his treatment on August 12th and 13th.

Sky is a large but very gentle boy, with a short tricolor coat. He was depressed in the shelter so a kind foster took him home where he settled in for some post-shelter rest. We were told that, “a fenced yard and a deck where he can hang out for a spell would be nice. He doesn’t require a great deal of exercise. He’d love to lounge at your feet while you count cloud sheep or watch TV!” To see more photos of Sky, click here.

RADAR paid all $493 of the heartworm treatment costs for Sky.

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

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UPDATE! Sky has been adopted!

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Sunday Wright Fund; Rebecca Kuga; Dawn & Paul Zimmermann; Roxanne Stevens; Barb & Marty Myers; Robert Cameron; Sherry Hutchison; PayPal Giving Fund; Anonymous

Added on August 31, 2019.

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