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Felix is a sweet boy who came from a high kill shelter in TN. He was originally scheduled to be transported to us much earlier, but he had developed kennel cough and was unable to come. With the next transport approaching, he was still a bit sick, but he was prepared to transport, just in case. It was then he was determined to be heartworm positive. Heartworm in the south is very common, but is often a death sentence in a public shelter. The shelter has a heartworm treatment program, but there are very few homes that are able to aid in the treatment of heartworm. If PPR had not pulled him right away, he would have been euthanized. So up he came from TN, with the expensive heartworm meds donated by a generous shelter volunteer.
For the month following transport, poor Felix has undergone heartworm treatment and was confined to his crate (and is currently still on very light duty). He loves kids and other dogs and is super playful. He enjoys lounging with his foster family and going for walks outside. While Felix is available for adoption, he still has a month before we can allow him to go. One other thing is that once he is heartworm free, he will need to be on heartworm meds for the duration of his life and should be tested every year. However, it is likely this guy will be good to go for the rest of his life if his new family continues to give him the necessary care.