Stump is small in stature, but big in personality! This five-year-old Feist-Pit Bull mix spent some time hanging around an apartment complex just looking for a place to call home. Eventually, he ended up at a motel and was later taken to the Blount County Animal Center shelter in Tennessee on October 13th. Being out on his own for a while meant that no one was taking good care of him, and not surprisingly, Stump tested heartworm positive.
On November 7th, Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, sought RADAR’s help for Stump. With heartworm treatment, Stump would have a much better chance of finding the forever home he’s been searching for. Right away, we agreed to assist.
There were a few small setbacks though, since poor Stump was still dealing with some of the effects of having been on his own. His split heartworm treatment was postponed a couple of times due to his struggling with respiratory distress and his liver enzymes being too high. Stump stayed tough through it all though, and he was able to get his first treatment on December 19th and his second on February 14th.
Despite going through some rough times, Stump’s sweet and spunky personality never wavered. “He’s a cute feisty Feist mix, and does not know a stranger,” Kristin shared with us. To see more photos of Stump, click here.
RADAR paid all $357 of the heartworm treatment costs for Stump.
UPDATE! All funds for Stump have been raised! Thank you!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Stump:
If you are interested in adopting Stump, or represent a rescue interested in pulling Stump, please contact Kristin Baksa at the Blount County Animal Center.
Added on February 25, 2018.