Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Hugh was sent to us from another Animal Welfare organization in Louisiana. Before agreeing to take him, we asked that he be vaccinated and checked for heartworms. We were told this was done and that he tested negative. When he arrived with no vet records, we discovered that he had been taken to a vet, but no vaccines were administered and he was not tested for heartworms. In addition, he had patches of missing hair from what was apparently some type of staph infection. And he tested very high for heartworms.
Unfortunately, this is an example of how difficult it can be taking rescues from other individuals or organizations. And Hugh will now take the resources required for five or more other dogs. The good news is that he is really sweet.