The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin? How about the real life adventures of this Tin Tin! The amazing saga of this three-year-old Beagle mix began on January 17th, when Tin Tin arrived as a stray at the Bedford County Animal Control shelter in Shelbyville, Tennessee. Other than being shy around people, Tin Tin was a wonderful and sweet dog. The problem was that he was one of too many hunting dogs at this very rural shelter that was overflowing. Tin Tin ended up on the shelter’s euthanasia list.
The collaborative effort to save Tin Tin started early on the morning of Feb. 11th, when RADAR supporter Lisa Altemose contacted us to see if we could help. If so, Lisa offered to sponsor Tin Tin. We immediately posted an offer to help him on the Bedford County Animal Control Facebook page, and reached out to some of our rescue partners. Within hours, Patti Power with The Rescue Express in Pennsylvania agreed to help Tin Tin!
While Patti was scrambling to find a foster home and make transport arrangements, Tin Tin was temporarily boarded with Laurie Kraft at Clark Farms & Boarding Kennels in Tennessee. Tin Tin had his initial vetting and neutering done on February 18th. Then in early March, Jan and Tom Mikan contacted Patti and her rescue to adopt Tin Tin! The rescue reached out to Pilots N Paws, and volunteer pilot Bud Newhouse agreed to fly Tin Tin from Tennessee to his waiting adoptive family in Pennsylvania! With full press coverage and many tears of joy, Tin Tin had his airborne transport on March 15th. Click here to see more photos of Tin Tin.
Meanwhile, RADAR, through the generosity of Lisa Altemose, fully covered all of Tin Tin’s initial vetting and neutering costs of $98, as well as his 24-day temporary boarding costs of $240.
RADAR paid all of Tin Tin’s initial vetting and neutering ($98), and boarding ($240) costs, totaling $338.
UPDATE! Tin Tin has been adopted!
UPDATE! All funds for Tin Tin have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Tin Tin’s story has been published by TribLive.com – and RADAR is mentioned! Click here to read the article.
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Added on March 19, 2014.