Thursday, February 23, 2012

MamaDog Needs Help to Treat Heart Worms

MamaDog is her name. She has probably lived outside her whole life. Her nose is crackled from years of sunburn and wind and cold. Her toe pads and toe nails are rough. The edges of her ears are fringed from fly bites. She's had at least one littler of puppies. And worst of all, she has a heavy infestation of heart worms. In spite of all of this, MamaDog is one of the sweetest little girls I have ever met. Her little tail wags every waking moment of the day. As you can see from the little picture below, she is much prettier than her shelter mugshot shows. She looks like a fox! She has a beautiful, thick, red-brown coat and a darling little face that is graying in the muzzle. Her health records say she is six, but we think she may be closer to eight or maybe older.
She does not have alot of energy due to her reduced lung capacity, so most of her day is spent lounging on the love seat in my parents' living room. She does not bark, and she does not play with the other dogs although she does not seem to mind them either. But she is housebroken, and sometimes she slides off her perch and wanders out into the house to find someone to ask to go outside. Since we started her on some medication she is feeling a little better and is venturing a little further into the yard every day. That may be because it's getting warmer out, too!
MamaDog starts her heart worm treatment in March. She will have two sets of Immiticide injections to kill the heart worms. Then, if she survives, she will be ready to go to her forever home.
Donations for MamaDog's heart worm treatment are gratefully accepted. Please forward via Paypal address and indicate that it is for MamaDog. Thank you!

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