When you rescue 31 dogs in a week, it is inevitable some will test positive for heartworms. And we got our fair share with five dogs this week. For those that are not familiar with heartworms, it is a crummy disease transmitted by mosquitoes. It takes 6 months for the adult worms to develop from the time the mosquito bites the dog. The worms live in the pulmonary arteries and heart and can wreck havoc on the cardiovascular system.
Fortunately, there is a treatment but it is costly and the dogs must stay confined for a period of weeks. So if you are feeling called to help with our “HAVE A HEART FOR HEARTWORMS CAMPAIGN”, we would greatly appreciate it. Consider it your VALENTINE for a rescue in need.
As always, we appreciate your support and for taking the time to read this plea.
4 year old Cockapoo mix from Karnes County. Zach loves his toys and is has so much personality!
3 year old Chihuahua mix from Karnes County. Meadow has such a gentle and playful spirit!
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4 year old Great Pyrenees from Lockhart. This 'land cloud' could not be more sweet, calm, and obedient!