The sweet pea flower symbolizes appreciation and departure. And this Sweet Pea would appreciate nothing more than a departure from the shelter to a forever home! Found as a stray on January 11th, the seven-year-old Coonhound was taken to the Blount County Animal Center shelter in Tennessee. Sweet Pea had three strikes against her in finding an adopter or rescue: she was just another Hound dog, a senior and heartworm positive.
On January 22nd, Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, sought RADAR’s help for Sweet Pea. “Unfortunately, whoever had this dog, “Kristin told us, “didn’t take good care of her, and also failed to provide her with heartworm prevention.” We agreed to assist, and on February 7th she had her heartworm treatment done.
Kristin shared this with us about Sweet Pea: “She is calm, friendly and very comfortable in her own skin (and she has lots of it hanging from her beautiful neck!). She is a gorgeous girl, who has kept her girlish figure even though it appears she’s had several litters of pups. I hope they all turned out like their mom!” To see more photos of Sweet Pea, click here.
RADAR paid all $338 of the heartworm treatment costs for Sweet Pea.
UPDATE! All funds for Sweet Pea have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE! Sweet Pea has been rescued by Peppertree Rescue in New York! She is now known as Earlene!
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Sweet Pea:
If you are interested in adopting Sweet Pea, please contact Peppertree Rescue.
Added on February 18, 2018.