Dexter came to us via the shelter system. He was so dirty and matted it took 3 baths and lots of cutting to clean up his coat with all the mats on top of mats in his fur and in his ears. (Many thanks to Dana for spotting him, saving him, cleaning him up, and calling BRIT!! You are a superhero!)
Unfortunately, Dexter is in another life-threatening situation. His dad who had dementia, and recently died, could not remember if/when he last fed him. The result was Dexter was fed multiple times daily and ballooned to a whopping 82 lbs. He is sporting a 39 in waist and needs to lose 50 lbs. He also is heartworm positive but we can’t start his heartworm treatment until he loses at least 30 lbs. He will need medical supervision during his weight loss.
We will incur costs for his bloodwork, vet visits (bi-weekly weigh-ins), and the biggie: Heartworm treatment which costs $750.
Total estimated costs for Dexter over the next 6+ months is $1500.
Once Dexter has met his goal weight and has begun heartworm treatment we will send you a request for your pledge fulfillment.
As always, thank you for your support – we could not do this work without you.