Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Charlotte NC: Emily still in need. Please donate and/or share for Rescued Boxer Emily Needs Heartworm Treatment, Vetting

Emily is still in need of funds.
2/28 POST
From: <melbatarlton@yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, Feb 28, 2015 at 4:36 PM
Subject: Charlotte, NC - Rescued Boxer Emily Needs Heartworm Treatment,Vetting

Sweet Emily was one of those dogs where you drive by and see her living conditions and your heart would break.  Emily spent about 3 years on a chain and then 3 years in a dog enclosure.  Her water was often dirty and feces covered the floor of her enclosure. In the winter no matter how cold it was, she was kept outside.  Her elderly owners did not walk her so she was forced to spend all her time in a dog pen.  Besides not getting much love or attention, Emily received no veterinary care.  At 6 years old, she is not spayed, is heart worm positive, and has a double ear infection.  Emily also had some type of trauma to the left side of her face causing the skin around her eye and jaw to be droopy.  She was finally surrendered by her owners and after one week in foster care with lots of love, a trip to the vet, multiple daily walks, trips to the park, a bath, nail trim, and healthy food she has settled into indoor life very nicely.  Emily loves to go for car rides and walks so nicely on a leash.  She is finally starting to walk with her head high and enjoying all the things she has never had the pleasure of experiencing.

Emily is currently on medicine to kill the baby heart worms and clear the ear infection and will hopefully start treatment to kill the adult heart worms in a month.  Unfortunately, the treatment is very expensive!  Along with heart worm treatment and blood work, an X-ray is needed to determine how badly infested her heart is with worms in addition to the cost of her spay once she is recovered. It is expected that it will cost $1,000 which is a huge expense for any rescue.

Beautiful Emily should be ready for adoption around the middle of April. Won't you please consider helping to support her so that she can get well and continue on her journey to a new & better life. No amount is too small and is greatly appreciated. Thank you!