Lily came to us Heartworm positive. She was a sad little dog that required weeks of very intense and painful treatment, followed by confinement so that she wouldn't dislodge any heartworms, which can kill a dog.
Lily was an owner surrender to a shelter in south Mississippi. Her owners told the shelter they were moving to a place that did not allow dogs. The shelter contacted American Fox Terrier Rescue and told us that Lily was HW positive and they were not equipped to treat her. I agreed to take her, and convinced a friend that was headed this way to bring her to me.
She was 4 years old, not yet spayed, and running wild at the end of the leash. I brought her to my house and she was running like crazy, like she was just trying to get away. I finally laid down in the floor, and she belly crawled over to me, and rolled onto her back, and it was love from that moment. I got her spayed the next week, and she needed a dental pretty badly, so we did that at the same time. Then we started the HW treatment - two months of confinement.
The sad reality is that Heartworm is so easily prevented. Just one pill a month and Lily would not have had to go through the long and painful recovery process.
Lily has done wonderfully and is now on her way to being adopted into a forever home, but her treatment was expensive. Lily’s medical treatment was made possible by donations to American Fox Terrier Rescue
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Lily says "Thanks to everyone for their support!" She wants you to know that she is very happy to be going on to live a full, happy and healthy life in a home where she will be forever cherished!