How now, brown Tao? Well, thanks to your help, much better than before! A three-year-old German Shepherd mix, Tao was found as a stray and taken to the Blount County Animal Center in Tennessee on August 28th. This great dog should have been adopted or rescued quickly, but being heartworm positive meant that he needed treatment before he could move on.
On September 12th, Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, asked RADAR if we could help with Tao’s heartworm treatment. “He’s a gorgeous, well-behaved friendly dog who deserves a family that will care for and love him,” Kristin said. “He’ll be ready for that family once he completes his heartworm treatment.” We agreed to assist. Because of his high level of heartworms, he needed the more costly split treatment, which took place on October 1st and November 7th.
“What a good dog!” Krisitin told us. “He is calm and easy-going. He gets along well with other dogs and doesn’t pay much attention to the cats in the shelter. And those blue eyes will melt your heart!” To see more photos of Tao, click here.
RADAR paid all $441 of the heartworm treatment costs for Tao.
UPDATE! All funds for Tao 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 Tao:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Sunday Wright Fund; Rebecca Kuga; Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson; Mary Jane Johnson
If you are interested in adopting Tao, or represent a rescue interested in pulling Tao, please contact Kristin Baksa at the Blount County Animal Center.
Added on November 25, 2018.