In line with the American Heartworm Society, “Greater than one million pets in the USA have heartworms.” In 2021, ADL handled 205 canines that had been affected by Heartworm illness, and proceed to see canines come into our care that require remedy this 12 months. Heartworm illness is attributable to a parasitic worm referred to as Dirofilaria immitis. These worms are unfold by way of the chew of a mosquito.
Chavo is a 3-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier combine. He was discovered roaming in San Antonio and was dropped at ADL by a great Samaritan in January. Since his life-saving remedy, Chavo has served as an ADL pet ambassador for a number of volunteer orientations and humane schooling shows. He loves folks (particularly kids), does effectively with most different canines, and is aware of some primary instructions. This “12/10 Good Boy”, as described by our workers, didn’t get the important Heartworm prevention to maintain him protected from the illness, however luckily, obtained remedy earlier than it was too late.
Please be part of the continued battle in opposition to Heartworms and assist helpless pets like Chavo by donating today.