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Have A Heart: Save a Dog!
Your donation will help us treat a dog suffering from heartworm disease. Each year, Charleston Animal Society saves more than 500 dogs who have been infected with heartworm because of a mosquito. This dangerous parasite is common across the South and wherever mosquitos are present.
KIA Country of Charleston is pitching in to save these loving animals and will match every gift dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000. That means your gift DOUBLES!
Once a dog is infected, he or she must undergo an expensive heartworm treatment ($271 at Charleston Animal Society). There is only one drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration to kill adult heartworms in dogs, a powerful, arsenic-based medicine that is injected into the dog’s back muscles.
The treatment can take up to 6 months, and during this time, dogs are not allowed to exercise, as increasing their heart rate can be dangerous. Once treatment is completed, dogs can then live a healthy, normal life!
Every dog should be on a heartworm prevention drug. Typically taken once a month, the prevention drug will keep your animal from being infected from the bite of a mosquito. If your dog is not yet on a prevention medicine, ask your vet about starting heartworm treatment. Cats can get heartworm and also need to be on heartworm treatment.
Help us Save More Dogs Like These!
Priscilla was rescued by Charleston Animal Society in St. Croix after Hurricane Irma. She is being treated for heartworms at no cost to her new adoptive parents, thanks to generous donors like you. Each heartworm treatment costs $271 at Charleston Animal Society.
Your donation will help us treat a dog suffering from heartworm. Each year, Charleston Animal Society saves more than 500 dogs who have been infected with heartworm because of a mosquito. This dangerous parasite is common across the South and wherever mosquitos are present.
Jane & Luna
Jane and Luna were both diagnosed with heartworm disease when they were rescued by Charleston Animal Society. After receiving their lifesaving treatments, both dogs are thriving and live together in a new, loving home!
Heartworms are common across the South and wherever mosquitos are present. If your dog is not on a heartworm preventative, please talk to your veterinarian about getting one started.
Louie is an amazing black lab who visits classrooms around the Lowcountry, to teach children about the dangers of heartworms for dogs. Louie won his battle against heartworms thanks to treatment he received at Charleston Animal Society.
When he was rescued he also had to have a leg amputated, but that hasn’t stopped Louie from being a fun-loving dog who loves to teach kids about heartworm. Please Give for dogs like Louie!
If you prefer to give by phone please call: (843) 329-1579.
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