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Ivy's Road to Recovery

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We rescued our baby, Ivy, when she was four months old. Our kids had been begging for a dog for nearly ten years. My husband and I finally gave in, and we couldn't be happier that we did. Upon seeing a photo of Ivy online, we all fell in love. It wasn't long until the day came when we were loading up the car to go get her off of the truck. We were all so excited to bring her home! As soon as they handed her to us, she curled up on my daughter's lap and slept the whole way home. She was so sweet and absolutely adorable. Ivy is now nine months old and has been diagnosed with heartworm disease. Ivy had heart worms prior to our family rescuing her, but showed no symptoms. Recently, Ivy collapsed and began to cough and vomit. We took her to the hospital, and upon running a bunch of tests, we were made aware of her condition. The hosptial stay and diagnostics costed about $1,700 and our vet has estimated that between more tests, medication, and the actual procedure to kill the worms, everything will cost another $1,500. Unfortunately, Ivy's liver enzymes were elevated and doctors must run more tests to determine whether this elevation is being caused by the heart worms, or if this is a seperate issue. We are hoping for the best. From the moment our family adopted Ivy, she has brought us nothing but joy. She is simply a fun-loving, cuddly, and crazy pup! We want nothing more than to be able to save the newest member of our family, but finances are making this hard time even harder on us. We love our baby so much and just want to give her the chance to be a healthy and care-free puppy. The smallest donation is immensely appreciated. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.


Debbie Spadory
New Haven, CT

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