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Burly, January 2003

As written by his rescuers:


Burly and his buddy Jackson were brought into the Tazewell Animal Protective Society (TAPS) shelter when their human guardian was called up to active duty by the U.S. Air Force. While both were neutered and current on vaccinations, they had not been on heartworm preventative. Upon admission to our no-kill shelter, all dogs are tested for heartworms, and, unfortunately, Burly tested positive.

Due to his large size, almost 100 pounds, Burly's heartworm treatment was quite expensive, even with the rescue discount given to us by our vet. Through the generous help of LABMED, we were able to ensure that Burly got the treatment that he needed to have a long, happy life in a future new home. With the loving personality typical of a lab, we are sure that Burly will be adopted quickly once his treatment is completed. We are very grateful to LABMED for helping us give Burly a second chance at a good life.

Update, March 2003

More from his rescuers:

Burly has been adopted! We were contacted to do a story about animals being given up due to their people being called to active duty in the military. Since that was the reason that Burly and his buddy Jackson were relinquished to us, Burly was featured on the news story. The family who eventually adopted him saw the story and came into the shelter to meet him. They looked at him and another dog and spent a lot of time outside with Burly. They all loved him, and the father, in particular, thought he was just the most wonderful dog. Burly will receive his final heartworm treatment later this month and then be able to go home with his new family. Thank you for the role you played in getting Burly into his new home.

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