I posted several days ago about a Plott Hound mix posted on Dogsindanger.com who was scheduled for euthanization in just a few short days. To my great relief, I heard from a kind woman at the St. Martin Humane Society that this lucky boy had been rescued from animal control at the last minute through the efforts of several different rescue organizations.
Chance, named for the fact that his rescue was truly his "last chance," tested strongly positive for heartworm when he went in for his vet check up. Unfortunately, this is all too common for shelter dogs in the South. Heartworm treatment is very expensive and very intensive. The vet who will be treating Chance has very generously offered to keep Chance during the duration of his two month heartworm treatment. After that, he will probably be fostered in Mississippi until he can be transported by the Katrina Lifeline to Maine to find his forever home.
In the meantime, the costs accrued to rescue Chance are going to be very high. If you are able, please consider sending a donation to the rescue group responsible for saving this sweet dog to help offset their costs, and to permit them to continue rescuing Death Row Dogs, like Chance.
Fran's Pet Haven
1212 Guidry Rd.
Breaux Bridge, LA 705l7
I also received a link so that donations can be made via paypal to Fran's Pet Haven to help defray the costs of Chance's rescue. If you can donate even a few dollars, please consider doing so. Helping Fran's Pet Haven recoup the costs of Chance's rescue means that more dogs like him can be given a second chance.