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Sunrays Pit Bull Rescue: Emergency Medical Grant Report

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

The grant funds awarded were used to treat our dog Tillie. She came to us and tested positive for heartworm. She received the recommended treatment by the American Heartworm Society, including prescription Heartgard and three doses of melarsomine, followed by Advantage Multi.

This grant money enabled us to give Tillie the best chance of surviving this horrible disease. She came to us very ill and, even though she is still recovering, has shown us that she is a survivor. She is a sweet girl who is full of life!

How many pets did this grant help?


Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

Tillie was in [an open-admission] shelter. When she was transferred she developed a cough. She was taken to the vet where it was discovered that her cough was due to being heartworm-positive. Treatment was immediately started. She received the recommended three doses of melarsomine and Advantage Multi. She is well on her way to being 100% clear of this debilitating disease. She is a happy girl and will make someone an amazing companion. Meet Tillie:

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