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Hank's Heartworm Program
Hank’s program provides diagnosis and treatment for heartworm positive dogs coming into rescue, and provides necessary heartworm preventative for all SWESR dogs prior to their adoption. A devoted SWESR family created HHP in 2013 in memory of their beloved first English Setter. Their dog Hank came into rescue with severe HW disease and had to endure two treatment cycles. The program exists to honor Hank and all dogs who have needlessly suffered this highly preventable disease. At the deeply discounted fees charged by SWESR-associated Veterinarians, each course of treatment costs roughly $400 compared to a year’s prevention of $60. The drought in the Southwestern US has resulted in an increase in disease-carrying mosquitoes and SWESR must be ready to treat and prevent!
Medical Sponsors Needed!
Han was a stray in a town in OK. The shelter and neighbors searched for an owner because surely this achy old boy with arthritis could not have wandered very far. No owner reclaimed him. We suspect he was dumped and the rescue friendly shelter worked to get him to SWESR as quickly as possible. We found his health was neglected for many years. His list of medical treatments included dental with extractions, slow kill treatment for heartworms, treatment for tick disease and intestinal parasites, and medication to ease the pain of a very old knee injury. Thanks to the excellent medical care of SWESR’s Advisory Vet/staff, this old boy is feeling much better.