Cronus, Maz, and Psodien are all younger, glad shelter canines in search of a eternally residence. Cronus is an brisk goofball who likes to cuddle, play, and shadow his people. Maz is an affectionate 2.5-year-old terrier combine who charms everybody she meets with massive pet canine eyes. Similarly, Three-year-old Psodien is a relaxed, mild large with plenty of love to offer.
But these candy, affectionate pups all have one tragic factor in frequent – heartworm illness, a mosquito-borne sickness that always proves deadly for shelter canines.
In an ideal world – one the place shelters had more cash, sources, and kennel area — Cronus, Maz, and Poseidon would merely get heartworm therapy and finally be adopted. But these unfortunate pups stay in Louisiana, the place shelters are so crowded and underfunded they’re compelled to euthanize many heartworm optimistic (however in any other case wholesome) canines of their care.
Fortunately, Cronus, Maz, and Poseidon had been rescued by Acadiana Animal Aid (AAA), a non-profit rescue that saves at-risk canines from shelters round Louisiana, the place heartworm-positive canines have a slim likelihood of survival.
Now the Lafayette, LA, non-profit rescue is partnering with The Animal Rescue Site, Greater Good Charities, and Boehringer Ingelheim, the maker of HEARTGARD® Plus (ivermectin/pyrantel), to fly these heartworm optimistic shelters canines to security this April throughout Heartworm Awareness Month.
On April 19 and 20, Cronus, Maz, and Poseidon will board considered one of our first Three Save a Heart flights, which is able to depart from New Orleans and Lafayette, LA, with 120 at-risk shelter canines on board.
These inaugural rescue flights — that are being performed inside Greater Good’s Good Flights program — will contact down in Morriston, NJ, and Fort Lauderdale, FL, the place the canines might be transferred to native shelters with area and capability to supply them with heartworm therapy.
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But our Save A coronary heart flights received’t finish in May simply because Heartworm Awareness Month is over. This life-saving partnership will transport 1,000 heartworm-positive canines (who’re asymptomatic and thus secure to fly) to security and therapy all through the following 12 months.
Every Save a Heart mission, which is able to depart 2-Three instances a month via April 2022, may also embrace equal numbers of heartworm destructive shelter canines, thus offering one other 1,000 heartworm-negative (however equally at-risk) shelter canines with a second likelihood at life.
Even shelter canines who by no means journey with our Save a Heart flights will profit from this program. In addition to transporting 2,000 at-risk shelter canines to security on the East Coast, Save a Heart will assist shield one other 2,500 Louisiana shelter canines by offering them with preventative heartworm therapy. All heartworm remedy might be generously sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim.
But we want your assist flying all these heartworm-positive shelter canines to security throughout Heartworm Awareness Month!
Can you make a donation to assist Cronus, Maz, and Psodien board their freedom flights? Even $25 gives 625 air miles for an at-risk canine flying with our Save a Heart mission, however donations of any quantity might help us forestall heartworm optimistic shelter canines from being killed simply because euthanasia is cheaper than therapy.
Find out extra concerning the Save a Heart initiative within the video under!