Neither Macy nor Lion knew what it was to have a good life before being rescued by Fighting for the Bullys Pit Bull Rescue (FFTBR). Macy had never been vetted and was allowed to have litter upon litter. FFTBR took her and her puppies in. Lion was found wandering the streets emaciated (see before and after photos). The rescue needed to work on his nutrition before anything else could be addressed. Unfortunately, both Macy and Lion tested positive for heartworms. They are both now healthy enough for treatment to the tune of $250-$300 per dog. An ounce of prevention would have been way less expensive, but their lives are worth saving, so we sponsored their treatments and hope they do well and go on to lives the long lives they deserve.
Gatlin was pulled from a Georgia shelter by Fighting for the Bullys Pit Bull Rescue. As with so many dogs in the south, Gatlin had heartworms. HPAN paid for the needed treatment.
Fighting for the Bullys Pit Bull Rescue takes on a lot of shelter dogs. A staggering number of them have heartworms. Oh, what an ounce of prevention would save! But, alas, we exist to help dogs like Sursis (pronounced Sursey) get well when their owners have let them down. We paid $166 toward Sursis’ heartworm treatments.
Breya was pulled from a high-kill shelter by Fighting for the Bullys Pit Bull Rescue and, like many others, tested positive for heartworms. The rescue paid for her initial pre-treatment antibiotic regimen and asked if we could cover her treatments. Surprisingly, they were under $150. We were happy to help this sweet girl. Thankfully, better days are in store for her.
Fighting for the Bullys Pit Bull Rescue took in Whisper, and it was determined she had heartworms. We sponsored the treatments needed to save her life. We so wish people would administer monthly heartworm prevention. It’s so much cheaper and easier on the dogs!
Little Ghost was trapped in the recent floods of Louisiana. In trying to escape and survive, he was hit by a car, which resulted in a severely mangled leg that later required amputation. Drivers passed by while he suffered and was unable to move. Thankfully, a Good Samaritan took him to an ER clinic where his chances of survival were bleak. Enter Fighting for the Bullys Pit Bull Rescue who heard about Ghost. They immediately formulated a plan to help. Enough funds were raised, including our $200 contribution, to help Ghost and bring him into rescue where he will be pampered and loved for the rest of his life.
Fighting for the Bullys Pit Bull Rescue saves many dogs that would not otherwise have a chance. Currently, they have 26 dogs in their rescue. One in particular, Raiden, has heartworms, so HPAN offered to help sponsor his treatments. Another is Sumara, who needs to be spayed. We will GLADLY cover that!
Josie is one of the many pit bulls rescued by Fighting for the Bullys Pit Bull Rescue in Knoxville. They take in pit bulls that have been neglected and rejected, and some are starving and sick. Josie is one of the sick ones with heart worms, but with treatment, she will go on to thrive and live out her life, which is why we wanted to help. HPAN stepped up to pay for Josie’s heart worm treatment. Soon she will be ready for her forever home.