Yaya was picked up as a stray and taken to the Blount County Animal Center shelter in Tennessee on January 17th. This four-year-old Beagle girl impressed everyone with her cuteness and curiosity about everyone and everything. Described as a “short, round cutie-pie,” this seemingly well-fed gal had a deadly secret inside her friendly and seemingly healthy exterior: Yaya was heartworm positive.

On January 26th, Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, contacted RADAR about helping Yaya. She had already had a dental cleaning and three teeth pulled, but the shelter needed assistance with the expensive heartworm treatment. We agreed to help, and on February 6th, Yaya had her heartworm treatment.

“Yaya is always moving,” we were told, “because there’s so much to do! She’s a delightful girl who will make a wonderful family pet.” On February 8th, Yaya was adopted by a retired veterinarian who had recently lost his little Beagle. Yaya had found good health and a forever home! Click here to view more photos of Yaya.

RADAR paid all of Yaya’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $238.

UPDATE! Yaya has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds for Yaya 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 Yaya:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Reggie; Roxanne Stevens; Tricia Majors; Anonymous; Jacqueline Robinson

Added on February 24, 2019.

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