Hans Solo and Notorious B.I.G. were pulled from high-kill shelters by Fighting for the Bullys Pit Bull Rescue. They both had heartworms, which is a second death sentence. We paid for these boys to get well by sponsoring their treatment.
Maui was rescued from a high-kill shelter by Fighting for the Bullys Pit Bull Rescue. She has heartworms and would have been euthanized with no chance of escape if not for them. They asked us to sponsor her treatment, which was $205.87. After her rest and recovery period, Maui will be available for adoption.
Fighting for the Bullys Pit Bull Rescue pulled Kiri from a high-kill shelter. She was very pregnant, and the shelter is no place for puppies. Upon a vet check, Kiri was diagnosed with heartworms. Now that her pups have been born and weaned, it’s time to take care of the heartworm issue. We paid for Kiri’s treatment, which was $223. Once cleared up, she will be available for adoption.
Fighting for the Bullys Pit Bull Rescue took in Chop from a bad situation where he was the product of a backyard breeder. He had what appeared to be an eye infection in both eyes, but the vet diagnosed him with entropion, which is an abnormal genetic condition where the eyelids are inverted causing the eye lashes to scrape the surface of the eye resulting in ulceration. We sponsored Chop’s surgery.
Fighting for the Bullys Pit Bull Rescue (FFTBR) recently rescued Diva from deplorable living conditions in an outside kennel. They also rescued Puff, who had a terrible case of Demodex mange, from a Tennessee shelter. We sponsored spay surgeries, vaccines, heartworm tests, and microchips for these girls to the tune of $170 at the Young Williams Animal Center’s clinic. Both dogs are adoptable through FFTBR.
Fighting for the Bullys Pit Bull Rescue pulled Gemma from the Memphis shelter when she was pregnant. She delivered 13 babies! She also came with worms in her heart, which could have so easily been prevented. Now that her babies are weaned, it’s time to take care of Gemma. We sponsored her heartworm treatments, which cost us $300.
Fighting for the Bullys Pit Bull Rescue took in the sad and neglected Eclipse. She soon surprised them with two babies. She was so thin they couldn’t even tell she was pregnant. Once her puppies were weaned, the rescue asked us to sponsor her spay surgery, vaccines, heartworm test, and microchip for $90 at Young Williams Animal Center. Yes, PLEASE!!!
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.