Valerie’s story, with it’s very happy ending, is a good example of the reason for RADAR, so read on! On May 15th, this three-year-old Catahoula Leopard Hound mix was found as a stray and taken to the Blount County Animal Center shelter in Tennessee. Not only was she just another Hound dog, but heartworm positive as well, which greatly limited her rescue and adoption options.

On June 6th, Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, requested RADAR’s help for Valerie. “She is patiently waiting for her heartworm treatment,” Kristin told us, “so she can find her forever home.” We agreed to help, and on June 14th she had her heartworm treatment done.

“Valerie is a calm and gentle girl,” Kristin said. “She gives kisses to everyone she meets! She’s good with other dogs, and pretty much just does her own thing. And, she absolutely loves a nice comfy bed!” Click here to view more photos of Valerie.

Then came the really good news: On June 22nd, Valerie was adopted! Her forever mom, Mary Jane Johnson, had this to share with us: “After meeting Valerie today, I decided to adopt her. I think that she will be a good fit for me. She’s very laid-back and ‘goes with the flow.’ Thanks again for all you do to help these dogs.”

RADAR paid all of Valerie’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $338.

UPDATE! Valerie has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds for Valerie 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 Valerie:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Susan E.; Roxanne Stevens; Mary Jane Johnson (Valerie’s forever mom), in memory of her three senior dogs (Mr. Spot, Foxie and Freckles) and her senior cat (Mr. Puddy)

Added on July 4, 2018.

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