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9 year old male
UTD:   yes                     
Weight: 45 lbs Good with Other dogs: Yes            
Color: Brindle Good with Cats: Unknown
Ears: Natural
Tail:   Docked Microchipped:   No

Neutered: Yes

Training required:  
Surrender:  Shelter/Owner                  Adoption Donation:  $250

July 13, 2013


Meet Jake, One of the sweetest boy you will ever meet!  Jake's story is one of the saddest I have ever heard!   At nine year's old, and sick with heartworm, his owners dropped him off at a shelter.   He has been diagnosed with Heart Worm Disease and has had it for a few year's.   Attleboro Animal Shelter could not turn this boy away and they are currently treating him, but a shelter environment is not the best place for a senior boy with heartworm to recover.   They have asked us for our help and we would love to try and help this boy!   We are currently looking for a foster home for him where he can recover in a calm quite setting from his treatments.   Please considering opening your heart and your home to this handsome boy.

Canine Heartworm

The average lifespan of heartworms in untreated canines is 5-7 years; virtually 100% of dogs exposed to infective heartworm larvae become infected.   The American Heartworm Society (AHS) estimates that only 55% of dogs in the U.S. are currently on a heartworm preventive, leaving 27 million dogs at risk of acquiring this horrible disease.  In the USA, veterinarians recommend Heartworm prevention for dogs.  Please see your local veterinarian to have your pet tested and put on preventatives yearly. 

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Canine Heartworm
Heartworm is a serious and potentially fatal disease in canines.  Heartworms are a parasitic worm (about the size of thin spaghetti) and normally live free floating in the right ventricle of the heart and nearby blood vessels.  Heartworms are contagious, but not directly from an infected dog to another dog. In all cases, baby heartworms must be transferred to a mosquito, and then injected into the next dog (or back into the same dog) by the mosquito, before they can grow into adults. So dogs acquire heartworms from being bitten by a mosquito who is carrying heartworms from an infected dog.