Wren is a new pup to our rescue. She’s as sweet as can be, so very outgoing and just loves attention from anyone and everyone. Wren was found as a stray in Guadalupe county and taken to their animal control where she was never claimed. A few days later Wren was transferred to us. Unfortunately, Wren tested positive for heartworms.
Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease in pets in the United States and many other parts of the world. It is caused by foot-long worms (heartworms) that live in the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels of affected pets, causing severe lung disease, heart failure and damage to other organs in the body.
Dogs are a natural host for heartworms, which means that heartworms that live inside the dog mature into adults, mate and produce offspring. If untreated, their numbers can increase, and dogs have been known to harbor several hundred worms in their bodies. Heartworm disease causes lasting damage to the heart, lungs and arteries, and can affect the dog’s health and quality of life long after the parasites are gone. For this reason, prevention is by far the best option, and treatment—when needed—should be administered as early in the course of the disease as possible.
Wren needs treatment ASAP and to do that we need to raise money for her treatment. Her heartworm treatment will cost $400. We would like to raise $600 for her to cover any other medical costs, such as her spay when she is heartworm free.