Meet Bosco - In January, we took Bosco into out program. He was a sad, skinny boy who had been out on his own for a very long time. Bosco turned out to be heartworm Positive and already has a cough and minor heart damage b/c he has been sick for so long. Bosco also has a cracked hip and will require surgery on his leg after his heart is healthy enough to undergo anesthesia.
Bosco has finished up his 30 days of doxycycline and has had two months of Heartguard so is now ready for his first heartworm treatment. Due to his heart damage we will need to do the slower kill method. This means he will recieve one injection, then in one month he will receive two injections (instead of the two initially). Six months after those injections he will be tested for heartworms and have his heart evaluated for surgery. If he can have surgery at that time, we can neuter him and have his FHO on his hip.
This is a wonderful boy and worth it all. He also NEEDS A FOSTER HOME!
Total Cost Estimate for the Heartworm Treatment : $750
Total Cost estimate for the leg/hip surgery: $2000