Emma, September, 2000
When Emma was not claimed by her owners after she had spent several sad days in a shelter, Low Country Lab Rescue of South Carolina stepped in to save her life. Emma had been picked up as a stray, and like many other stray dogs, this young yellow female Lab was not wearing a collar or tags. A microchip, tattoo, or identification tag might have helped her owners find Emma, for this pretty girl had obviously been someone's pet. Emma was housetrained, obedience trained, and had good manners around both people and other dogs.
After only a few days in foster care, Emma was adopted and settled down happily with her new family. They especially appreciated Emma's calm disposition and happy personality. But when they took Emma to the vet to follow up on an ear infection that had been discovered by the foster home, Emma tested positive for heartworm. Treatment was started immediately, but the cost was prohibitive for Emma's new family. They contacted Low Country Lab Rescue for help, and in turn LABMED was told of Emma's plight. And so Emma joined the ranks of the many heartworm-positive Labs that LABMED has funded. (For more information about this completely preventable condition, please read Colby's story.
Emma was one of the lucky ones whose treatment for heartworm was successful. Now that she is given a heartworm preventive medication each month, Emma will never be subject to a relapse. Thanks to the dedication and caring of her rescuers and her new family, Emma can look forward to a typical Labrador life, full of running, playing, and - of course - fetching!
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