Sally Sweetie Pie a tri-color and while Beagle that came into our program on Earth Day, April 22nd. She was found as a stray in Southern Illinois and is doing great in foster care. Besides fighting heartworms she is also fighting 2 tick borne diseases- Ehrlichia and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Like Charlie- she has already started our Heartworm Slow Kill program and doing great and feeling so much better. We hope to find her the best foster to adopt home in the future.
We always need extra donations to help these special dogs.
11-2020: In the last 2 months we have brought in 5 new heartworm positive dogs and all are also suffering from tick borne disease. Beaumont, Gerett and Patsy came from the Memphis, Tennessee area and Ewan and Harvey came in from southern Illinois. Jill came to us from the Memphis area last April. Some were strays pulled from shelters in the nick of time and some were owner surrenders that suffered terrible neglect. All are now safe in foster or foster to adopt but have a long road to recovery.
We support a Slow- Kill treatment regimen for the heartworms and tick borne disease instead of the fast kill method that uses a cyanide based poison and requires the dogs with little or no activity. Slow- kill is easier on the dogs while we build them up and kill one worm at a time. We do blood work on each and every dog too. This plan takes longer but we have an excellent success rate.
The cost to fully vet one of these dogs can cost $1,000 a piece if there aren't any additional health concerns and procedures like dental work. We appreciate any help we can get and hope we can get more donations to help with their care.
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