Snow was down in the dumps, literally. She was living at a landfill with her two young pups. People reported seeing them living there for several weeks. They were all very thin and scrounging for food. Snow was caught in a live trap and taken, along with her pups, to the Blount County Animal Center shelter in Tennessee on June 3rd. Snow, a three-year-old German Shepherd, was terrified at the shelter. She was also heartworm positive.
On June 26th, Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, sought RADAR’s help for Snow. “We thought Snow was feral,” Kristin told us, “but she has made great progress very quickly.” The one hurdle for Snow to be rescued or adopted was her need for heartworm treatment. We agreed to assist. Snow had her heartworm treatment on July 13th.
While Snow’s two pups were also very fearful at first, they adjusted quickly, with one going to a rescue and the other one adopted. “Snow took a bit longer to adjust to people,” Kristin said, “but considering her circumstances we were surprised by how quickly she adjusted. She is now in a foster home where she continues to make progress. Snow likes to sit on the couch with the kids and watch TV! She is a beautiful dog who now has a chance!” Click here to view more photos of Snow.
RADAR paid all of Snow’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $290.
UPDATE! All funds for Snow have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Snow has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Snow:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Kristin Baksa; Tina Muncy; Jennifer Siegert
Added on July 24, 2016.