Howdy there, this is Winnie. Not Winnie the Pooh or Whinny the horse, but Winnie the dog! I’m a five-year-old Coonhound mix and here is my story (no book yet). I showed up as a stray at a home under construction and decided to call it my own. I was there every day. The homeowner fed me daily, but I ran whenever he tried to leash me to take me to the shelter. After many weeks, on January 8th when I was distracted enough by the good food, he leashed me and took me to the Blount County Animal Center in Maryville, Tennessee, where I started the new year with some bad news: I was heartworm positive.

On January 20th,  Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, contacted RADAR to see if they could help with my heartworm treatment costs. RADAR agreed, and on January 28th and 29th, I received my heartworm treatment. Thank goodness that’s over with!

I am described as a sweetheart and shy. I love affection and like to bury my head in your lap. I learned how to walk on a leash quickly. The homeowner that brought me to the shelter comes to visit me every day, and now I know that catching me and taking me to the shelter really was a good thing. To see more photos of me, click here!

RADAR paid all of Winnie’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $356.

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

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

UPDATE! Winnie has been adopted… by her foster family!

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Sunday Wright Fund; Roxanne Stevens; Tricia Majors; Brian Mertz; Ebates; Karen Dymond

Added on February 24, 2019.

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