Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Adopting a Cairn with Heartworm Disease

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Why do dogs with heartworm disease often face death in a shelter?  Money.

Most shelters do not have the financial resources to treat a dog with heartworm disease, and potential adoptive homes face the same dilemma, therefore, unless a rescue group steps up to accept and treat the infected dog, it will be put to sleep, even if it is otherwise a healthy, wonderful little dog.

Thank you for helping to support our efforts to fund the critical treatment needed for rescued Cairns who have tested heartworm positive, and please help spread the word about the importance of prevention.

Please follow this link to the American Heartworm Society website to learn more about this awful disease, including prevention, and to see graphic photos of adult heartworms in a dog’s heart.

An average of six to eight times each year, Col. Potter rescues a heartworm positive Cairn, giving them the chance to overcome this dreadful condition and live a happy, healthy life.  The prescribed treatment program runs an average cost of $1,000, and is not for the faint of heart, requiring a dedicated Volunteer to be there for a three or four month duration, managing every aspect of every day for the dog undergoing treatment.

PupsEtc is pleased to offer Col. Potter a special Heartwarming Tails fundraiser to help offset the cost of our current stable of four Foster Cairns undergoing this expensive heartworm treatment.  Beginning Saturday, October 19th through Friday, November 1st, a full 20% of all proceeds taken in by PupsEtc during this two week period will be donated to Col. Potter.

NEW!  The Picaboo Square Bolster bed with Removable Center Pillow in honor of CP Picaboo, currently undergoing treatment for heartworm.

Watch Col. Potter’s Heartwarming Tails with

Heartwarming Tails
Saturday 10/19/13 - Friday 11/1/13
20% of all proceeds during this time will be donated to
Col. Potter’s Cairn Rescue Network!

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