“My name is Snickerdoodle and I have heartworms. So do 4 of my new friends at Bellwether Harbor Animal Shelter and Training Center. I've received my first treatment, but I have two more to go. For each dog, I’ve heard the costs can be as high as $1,000.”
While Snickerdoodle may be making light of his serious condition, the Bellwether Harbor staff and volunteers will be keeping him quiet until October. He will receive 3 doses of the medicine. Dose 2 and 3 are back-to-back to kill the strings of white worms that have taken root in his heart and lungs.
“I'm planning on beating this nasty parasite, building up some muscle and stamina, and then looking for my forever family.”
Snickerdoodle is tolerating the first dose of medicine as is Bandito, an older canine whose odd’s aren’t as high. The other three, Isaac, Jarvis and Happy Hogan, will be starting their treatment soon after initial tests ensure there are no other medical issues that could complicate the prognosis. Costs will exceed $5,000.
“Won't you help me and my friends?”
All monies raised will be matched 50 cents for every $1 given by the Fremont Area Community Foundation.