President Harry Truman was quoted as saying this: “You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog.” This Truman, a seven-year-old Pit Bull Terrier, would surely make for a great friend no matter the location. When he arrived at the Blount County Animal Shelter in Tennessee on August 19th, he had an expansive list of troubles. Truman was extremely skinny, and was battling lots of worms, GI upset, eye and skin allergies, and fleas. As if that was not enough, he also tested positive for heartworm disease.

Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, asked for our help with Truman’s heartworm treatment costs on October 8th. Getting heartworm treatment would give him a better chance of being rescued or adopted by someone who could give him the care and love that he deserves. We agreed to assist, and Truman received his treatment on October 24th.

Given the state of his health, folks at the shelter wondered just how long Truman had been out on his own. Thankfully, he started to look much better after being cared for at the shelter, and he gained back some weight. “This friendly boy is ready to get through his treatment and move on to his forever home,” Kristin said. Click here to view more photos of Truman.

RADAR paid $300 towards Truman’s heartworm treatment costs.

UPDATE! All funds for Truman have been raised! Thank you!

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UPDATE! Truman has been adopted!

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Truman:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Chloe’s SOS Fund ($100); Roxanne Stevens; Sarah Lizee (who also wrote Truman’s story above)

Added on November 12, 2017.

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