1/16/17 – It won’t be long until we will be in full-blown kitten season but right now we seem to be in ‘heart-worm season’. From my experience, it seems many dogs are ‘dumped’ when the owner learns their dog has heart worm. I cannot condone ‘dumpiing’ any animal on the streets, forcing them to fend for themselves, but I do understand why an owner can’t afford heart worm treatment — it can be well over $1,200 depending on the size of the dog. Having said that, please educate any dog owners you know to always treat their animals with heart worm prevention. This is Horace.
Probably for the reason mentioned, Horace was being surrendered to Michigan Anti Cruelty. Many people think that because an entity claims to be a shelter, the animals will be safe. Unfortunately, this facility has a very high kill rate — especially for pit mix dogs and cats. Caring people who have been protesting the policies and procedures of the facility saved Horace before he would have been killed there and immediately brought him to a vet where it was found that he was heart worm positive. Our friends with Detroit Pit Crew Rescue paid for the pre-treatment, and 4 Paws 1 Heart is covering the heart worm treatment. Horace is very sweet, crate trained, leash trained, and everyone loves him. If you are interested in this handsome guy, please contact 313 K9&Kitty Rescue. Please say a prayer for Horace and all of the animals searching for safety and love. And, if you have a little extra money, please consider donating by using the link on this page. Thanks! ~ diana