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Save Brutus from HEARTWORMS

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Brutus was purchased as a puppy from a pet store. When he got "too big" he was tossed into the back yard to fend for himself. A family member finally realized this was no life for a dog & asked me to find a home for him. I was able to find a wonderful man who had recently lost his mastiff. He & Brutus are immensely happy together and Brutus now lives the life of an inside pampered pet.
However due to years of neglect Brutus came to us with heartworms. At 165lbs his treatment is very expensive. I am personally paying for his heartworm workup which includes heartworm medication, antibiotics, lab work, x-rays and a much needed NEUTER. The medication for the heartworm treatment itself “Immiticide” will cost nearly $700 AT COST, which our vet has generously agreed to give us at cost. I am currently personally supporting quite a few animals with medical issues & cannot afford Brutus’ treatment.
We currently have Brutus on 6 months of heartworm preventative as well as special antibiotics to prepare him for treatment. There is a very small chance that at the end of this 6 months he will be heartworm negative. On the chance that this happens any and all money raised will be give to ROOSTER TO THE RESCUE, a local non profit that assists shelter dogs and others with heartworm treatment. You can find Rooster to the Rescue on facebook.
Please help us be able to treat this dog & give him the quality of life he deserves after years of neglect.



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