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Rescue dog needs medical treatment

$3,075 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 68 people in 9 months
Meet Soggy:
This dog was abandoned by his owners in the flood waters of Hurricane Florence outside of Lumberton, North Carolina. Thankfully he was one of the many pets saved by a volunteer search and rescue team that gladly risked their lives for the lives of animals. The young dog was found infested with fleas and covered in scars, overheated and surrounded by rising water.
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Story:
It all started on Saturday, September 15th  2018 when two friends (Karl Loftus, Ernie Renn) dropped everything and headed into one of the most devastating storms in NC history, armed with nothing but a boat and a full tank of gas. They responded to dozens of rescue calls, saving the lives of people and animals in the city's of Leland, Fayetteville, Whiteville and Lumberton-where Soggy was found.

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Why:
Shelters were almost non-existent in the areas effected by the hurricane and the few that were open would only take pets accompanied by their owners, so Karl decided to adopt the friendly Pitbull on the spot. After returning home, a trip to the vet proved Soggy to be heartworm positive.  Heartworm is a parasite spread from host to host through the bites of mosquitoes, that if left untreated can result in serious disease and congestive heart failure. Unfortunately, Soggy is suffering from advance stages of heartworm and requires immediate treatment before the adult worms spread from his heart to his lungs.

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Costs:
Heartworm treatment is very expensive and involves months of medication, injections, tests, x-rays, recovery and observation. In addition, he needs DHPP, Rabies and Bordetella vaccines as well as flea and tick medication. Lastly he must also undergo an operation to be neutered.  This dog has lived a horrible first couple years of his life and needs everyone's help.  In a time where the country is coming together to help the  people displaced by hurricane Florence, we would like to remind you that roughly 4 million animals were left behind to drown in this storm.  Please help us in covering this lucky guys treatment, so that he can finally live the happy and healthy life he deserves. Any amount will contributeto his survival.

Thank you all.
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We did it! Thanks to each and every one of you for coming together to meet our goal and help Soggy, it truly means the world to us. Thanks to Shannon Ducrest for reaching out and helping me through all of this, I couldn't have done it without you (as usual). Special thanks to Companion Camp in Pittsboro NC and Southern Animal Hospital in Mebane NC for all your help, generosity and
support. Very special thanks to Brittany Singleton from PetSmart in Durham NC for your kindness - YOU ARE MY HERO! Last but not least I would like to thank everyone who had my back during our search & rescue missions, even after everything got crazy... You know who you are, GD crew for life!

As peak hurricane season draws to a close, I hope our story can stand as an eye-opener and a testament to all animals displaced or killed during natural disasters.

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We're almost there! As a thank you to all the donors, I would like to share some of our personal images of eastern North Carolina during the hurricane.
Here they are-
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After a trip to the vet Soggy now has his DHPP, Bordetella & Rabies vaccines and has started on his first round of medication! Thanks again to all the beautiful people out there donating, keep passing this thing around and let's knock it out!
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Thanks to everyone who has donated so far, it means so much! Please share with friends and family, I know we can all meet this goal together. Below is a link to ABC's full story on our experience volunteering during hurricane Florence.
https://abc11.com/2-durham-men-share-story-of-rescuing-hurricane-florence-victims/4344134/
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Raised by 68 people in 9 months
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