The sad fate of heartworm positive dogs,
and how you can help.
They’d love to be adopted. But they don’t understand why nobody wants them.
Being tested positive for heartworms is an especially heartbreaking situation for a shelter dog. Because of the expense to cure them, they seldom make it out of the shelter alive. Being put down is actually a kinder alternative to the horrible death they’d otherwise endure.
But there’s hope: while it used to take up to a year to cure a heartworm positive dog, new treatments can now do the job in just a few short weeks. Unfortunately it comes with a cost: $200 for the complete treatment – and that’s a discounted rate. But the treatment works. And because it does, we can immediately find a loving home for the animal.
We know what that $200 is a lot of money to ask, even from animal lovers like you. But for those who can offer this level of generosity, you’ll know that you literally saved a dogs life; a life that will now be spent as someone’s cherished pet.
With your $200 donation, Suzie’s Friends volunteers will go immediately to the shelter and pick up a heartworm positive dog. It will be taken directly to the vet, where treatments will begin. Within 4 weeks, the dog you saved will be on a transport, on its way to its new home.
Afterward, we’ll send you a picture of the dog, along with its new name (that you will select). And we’ll place the name and picture of the dog you saved right here on the wall of hope.
With a $200 donation, can you find it in your heart to make the dream of life come true for innocent animal?
We can’t – we won’t – let this keep happening!
John & Shelley Allison, Founders of Suzie’s Friends, recall their own personal experience:
“Gabby was 2 years old when we saw her at the shelter. She had been there for 28 days, which meant, according to shelter policy, she had two days to live.
Gabby was heartworm positive and no one wanted to be bothered with a sick dog when there were so many healthy ones available.
We adopted Gabby and after a long treatment, she lived 17 years.
Gabby was the love of our life. The two things in my life I am most grateful for is the love of my wife, Shelley, and the love of my Gabby” says John. “Everything else is a distant second.”