Help Carlos get healthy

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Hi! My name is Carrie Petrullo.. I'm Carlos' mom. I adopted Carlos in November of 2017. He was rescued off the streets of Puerto Rico by The Puerto Rico Dog Fund. He was found in horrific shape obviously abandoned like so many. They posted his rescue on Instagram and I fell in love and reached out to them.

They approved me to be his new mom and on November 11 he flew from Puerto Rico to me here in Phoenix. Unfortunately Carlos was still in very bad shape. He has an eye condition called "dry eye" and he had a double ear infection and sarcoptic mange. Because he was alone on the streets living in this condition for so the mange has been very hard to get rid of. And sarcoptic mange is also the hardest to treat. His ears and eyes are doing great now. But his poor skin we're still tackling..

He's being treated with Ivermectin which is a shot that kills sarcoptic mange.. it could take anywhere from a minimum of 3 to a max of 6 shots. He's had 3 of them spaced about 2 weeks apart. They are $61 each plus the office visit. And that's not including meds. He will most likely need about 3-4 more visits for his skin and hopefully we can get rid of this. Also in Puerto Rico the vets said he tested negative for heart worm. Well I had him tested here and he tested POSITIVE for heart worm. I was devasted. This beautiful soul who has endured so much in his short life didn't deserve this. While heart worm is treatable when caught early it's very hard on their bodies and also very expensive to treat. It takes a course of about 4-5 months to complete treatment. He's already started the first part which is a 30 day antibiotic treatment called Doxycycline. He takes 2 pills twice a day. That alone was $148. He has his February 5 and March 5 and 6th appointments already scheduled for the major part of the heartworm treatment. Those 3 visits are going to cost around $1,000.

Carlos is my family. He's my son. I promised him from day 1 that I would never let him down. I will never fail him. He deserves the world. He's a fighter. My hero. And I'm doing everything in my power to get him 100% healthy. I saved money for him before he came to get him healthy. Unfortunately this sarcoptic mange is one hell of a skin issue and it's costing alot to treat. And finding out he had heart worm was horrible in every aspect. I'm a single mom of 3 small kids. I will not let Carlos down so I'm starting this for him. Which was very hard for me. I had to put my ego to the side and ask for help. It's for him. And for my Carlos I will try to move mountains. It would also be great if everyone can share this on their Facebook or Instagram or even with friends through email and text. Please help me help this beautiful boy. Thank you in advance and as always I constantly keep everyone updated about his health. He's gotten this far from prayers and love.

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Carrie Petrullo 
Glendale, AZ
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