Wednesday, May 23, 2007
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Angela Speed
(414) 431-6104 firstname.lastname@example.org
Help Bring Hope for Taffy
MILWAUKEE - Taffy is barely a year old, but she can teach us all a lesson about the importance of giving dogs preventative medication for heartworm disease. At only 18 pounds, Taffy’s petite body is fighting off these parasitic worms that could have been prevented.
When Taffy was surrendered to the Wisconsin Humane Society, the sweet Spaniel mix was given a full medical exam, which included being tested for heartworm. Taffy tested positive and was immediately given medications to kill the heartworm. The treatment was administered over a few days and Taffy is now waiting for her body to clear out the dead worms. For many weeks, she must remain inactive as her system expels the worms. Exertion can cause the dead worms to dislodge, pass to the lungs and even cause death. Without the discovery of Taffy’s heartworm disease, however, she would have surely died at a very young age.
Taffy is a beautiful little dog with a huge heart. We need help to secure a healthy future for Taffy, so we’ve launched a fundraiser to pay for her care. Her medications, food and veterinary care will cost nearly $750. Taffy’s story in the media will hopefully inspire animal lovers to not only donate, but remember to give their own dog heartworm medication this summer!
Interview/Photo Opportunity: A WHS Veterinarian will be available to speak with the media on Wednesday, May 23; Taffy the dog will be available for filming, as well. Please call Angela Speed at 431-6104 to schedule an appointment.
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