Ward really scored when he found some dogs to play with. The dogs were owned by a neighbor of a Blount County Animal Center volunteer in Tennessee. The volunteer brought Ward to the shelter on September 10th. Shortly after he arrived at the shelter, his owner showed up, but only to officially surrender Ward. However, that turned out to be fortunate for this four-year-old Bully Breed mix. Ward was not only filthy with itchy, damaged skin but he had a bullet between his shoulders that had to be removed. The shelter started Ward on medication for his skin but they would need assistance with Ward’s biggest problem: he was heartworm positive.
Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, asked RADAR for assistance with the cost of treating Ward’s heartworms on September 16th. We agreed to help Ward out. He had his back-to-back heartworm injections on September 23rd and 24th.
Ward is great with other dogs and his former owner said he was good with children. Ward is very sweet with people. Ward is looking forward to the time when he finds a forever home where he is loved and doted upon. To see more photos of Ward, click here.
RADAR paid all $356 of the heartworm treatment costs for Ward.
UPDATE! Ward was adopted on October 8th! His new name is Quint. “He is such a wonderful dog,” his adopter told us. “I love him already. Thank you so much for helping him.”
UPDATE! All funds for Ward 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 Ward:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Sunday Wright Fund; Susan Pasquini; Arlene Koehler; Mrs. Dymond’s 5th Grade Class, for meeting their pass rate goal on the Living Systems unit test in Science
Added on October 13, 2019.