Teddy, January, 2001
Yet another un-neutered black male Lab was roaming loose! Teddy was picked up by the Citrus County (FL) Animal Control and taken to their shelter. When no one showed up to claim Teddy, the shelter vaccinated and neutered him in anticipation of placing him in a new home. Unfortunately, Teddy tested positive for heartworms and the shelter was unable to finance his treatment.
Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida, Inc., was notified about Teddy and rescued him from the shelter. Placed in a foster home, this friendly young Lab was promptly taken to a vet so that his heartworm treatment could begin. LABMED was contacted to see if we could assist with funding the treatment, and we were happy to be able to help.
Teddy survived the heartworm treatment with the help of some antibiotics, but this is a very harsh procedure for any dog to undergo. Heartworm is completely preventable! For more information about heartworm, take a minute to read Colby's story. Please help us to spread the word about the need for heartworm prevention: tell everyone you know who owns a dog! We hope for a day when no more dogs will need to undergo the kind of difficult treatment that was necessary for Teddy.
Update: March, 2001
Teddy has been adopted by a great family on the east coast of Florida - they just love him to bits!
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