“Grease Is the Word,” and that’s how this Travolta got his name! When he arrived at the Blount County Animal Center shelter in Tennessee on January 18th, he appeared to be covered in grease, until they got a closer look. Unfortunately, this five-year-old Treeing Walker Coonhound’s messy exterior was the result of bad diarrhea. The person who surrendered him said that Travolta was a stray, and it’s likely that whoever owned him last just didn’t want or know how to properly take care of him. Not surprisingly, Travolta was carrying a lot of parasites, as well as heartworms.
On January 26th, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, Kristin Baksa, sought RADAR’s help for Travolta’s heartworm treatment. “This poor boy had every parasite known to man,” Kristin told us. “After lots and lots of dewormer and gallons of Pepto Bismol, this boy is on the mend. We just need to treat his heartworm disease.” We agreed to assist.
Travolta got his treatment done on February 11th and 12th. “Travolta is a big, gentle dog with a beautiful Hound face!” Kristin indicated. “We will find him a great home!” Click here to view more photos of Travolta.
RADAR paid all of Travolta’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $427.
UPDATE! Travolta has been adopted! His new name is Ralph!
UPDATE! All funds for Travolta have been raised! Thank you!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Travolta:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Sunday Wright Fund; Rebecca Kuga; Brigitte Scott-Voelk; Roxanne Stevens; Martha Stuart; Karen League; Bill Hatfield; Anonymous; Bob O.; Barb & Marty Myers; Tina Muncy
Added on March 3, 2019.