9/29/22 – Montana was kept outdoors 24/7 on a leash along with another dog. During the course of her outreach work, a rescue friend of 4p1h built up a good relationship with Montana. One day the owner told her that he was moving and could not take both dogs with him and asked her if she could take Montana. Because she had a relationship with Montana and loved him, the owner asked Melissa to take Montana, which she did. Montana had been neutered but when she took him to be checked, he was found positive for heart worm. That was this past June and that is when we were contacted. We agreed to cover Montana’s heart worm treatment which began with the 30 days of treatment before the injections would start. Montana got through that along with his first injection and was doing well. Then a couple of nights ago, Melissa noticed he had coughed up a toy. This shocked her because she never saw signs of Montana eating anything other than food. Heartbreakingly, the following morning, Montana was found dead. In that we had planned on covering the total heart worm treatment, we offered to cover a private cremation. Thankfully, our friends at Advanced Animal Emergency Hospital was able to take in Montana right away so that Melissa could give Montana a final resting place. – diana.

P.S. An animal can quickly find a place in your heart and when you lose him, a little piece of your heart is gone. P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI. 48080

Mommy loves you Montana and I miss you terribly. Today seems to be harder than yesterday for me.  Your doggie sisters miss you too.  You were one special doggie. My time with you was too short. I hope you are having fun in doggie Heaven.  My life will never be the same without you.  It’s just not fair. Run free now my gentle giant.  Thank you Diana for everything. – Melissa

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