Heartworm-Positive Shelter Dogs Get Second Chance On Flight To Freedom

On April 17th, 50 dogs from overcrowded shelters in Louisiana will board a Flight to Freedom, including some that have tested positive for heartworm disease.

April is Heartworm Awareness Month and together with Greater Good Charities and Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, the maker of HEARTGARD® Plus, we are saving and treating heartworm-positive shelter dogs and finding them loving homes.

Photo: Greater Good Charities

Greater Good Charities’ Save a Heart initiative, which saves at-risk dogs in overcrowded animal shelters by preventing and treating heartworm disease, was started three years ago and has already saved the lives of over 900 asymptomatic heartworm-positive dogs.

This month’s Flight to Freedom is rescuing more at-risk dogs before it is too late.

A three-year-old Miniature Pinscher mix named Bonnie has already started treatment for heartworm disease and will continue treatment in her new home in New Jersey, with your support.

Liz Baker, CEO of Greater Good Charities said in a press release, “It’s truly rewarding to work with Boehringer Ingelheim, the maker of HEARTGARD Plus, and The Animal Rescue Site to change the course of these pets’ lives and showcase that, with the right care and treatment, this disease does not have to result in tragedy for these pets.”

Other dogs waiting for a second chance in New Jersey are Dakota, a one-year-old German shepherd mix with the most adorable head tilt, and a Labrador mix named Casper.

Photos: Iberville Parish Animal Shelter & Save A Pet

Will you help fly them and dozens more to FREEDOM?

Just $5 helps cover the fuel costs of flying a pet 125 miles towards safety. Every month, we can help fly pets to safety and give them a second chance thanks to your generous support. Donate now!

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