Weekly Wag 7/25-7/31
There is a HUGE adoption event today (8/2) at Petco in Cedar Hill! There will be a weenie bob, costume contests and more carnival fun! Get in on all the action at 433 East FM 1382 in Cedar Hill from 11am-5pm!
Apollo Events Coming Up
Furry Friends with Medical Needs
Do you know about Heartworm disease?
Treatment ranges from $300-$1,000
Includes x-ray, medication, & hospitalization
Heartworm disease is passed to dogs through mosquitoes, making Texas dogs more at risk than dogs that don’t live in the south. The infection rate in male dogs is as much as four times that of female dogs, and dogs housed outdoors are four to five times more likely to be infected than indoor dogs.
Treatment Process for Apollo Dogs:
After lab work ups determine the worm load on the heart and organs, a customized treatment plan will be created. Typically the dogs will get 30 days Doxyciline then 2 months of Iverhart Max. After this phase, we schedule for two injections 24 hours apart. The injections must be given in a painful location – the muscle close to the dog’s spine in the lumbar (lower back) area. The worms start to die immediately. As their bodies begin to decompose, pieces are “shed” into the dog’s bloodstream and filtered out through the dog’s lungs.
During this time, the dog is kept confined for 4-6 weeks and his physical exertion kept to an absolute minimum, in order to prevent pieces of the dead worms from clogging the vessels in his lungs. To protect the dog from this the foster will be keeping the dog crated or penned and taking the dog outside on a leash for bathroom breaks.
Upcoming Fundraising Events
Mark your calendars Amazing Greyson Rescue ride to benefit Apollo & Pets without Parents is Sept 20th in Pigeon Forge TN. Volunteers and sponsors are needed. All sponsors will go on the back of a super nifty TShirt with me on it (riding a motorcycle!) BOL!! Sponsorships are $100. & all sponsors get a TShirt as well!! We also are having an auction at the end of the ride so we need donations for that too!! Greyson will be there to meet everybody! Pets without Parents will also be bringing adoptable pets available at the end of the ride. Message Greyson’s mommy at https://www.facebook.com/Greyson.ASR if you can volunteer or sponsor!
Dogs Who Will be Available for Adoption in the Future
Chi-terrier puppies, Lucky, newly rescued babies, Wally & Potter are just a few of the fantastic dogs our amazing fosters are working diligently with so they can be ready for adoption! Check out all the animals Apollo has available.
Did you know you can exercise & support Apollo at the same time? WoofTrax has an app that lets you log the miles you walk/run and then donates per mile to your favorite dog rescue group or shelter! Download the free app (for iPhone and Android) here!
Until next week, keep those tails wagging!