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“Thank you for your help RHFP. It couldn’t have come at a more important time.”

Blu was recently adopted from the south by his new dad after Blu had been cleared medically for adoption. When Blu’s current heartworm preventative ran out, he needed to be re-tested before another year of preventative could be prescribed. Thankfully he was tested, because it turned out he was heartworm positive (to find out more about how a dog might test negative, start preventative, and then test positive, we recommend The American Heartworm Society’s website – it’s all about the lifecycle of the heartworm, and is unfortunately, not a rare occurrence).


Because of COVID-19, Blu’s new dad was out of work, but as he said, “Blu’s health was a priority.” Through the network of animal welfare organizations in our community, Blu’s dad was connected with RHFP, and we were able to help with the cost of treatment. Heartworm treatment is a long, uncomfortable process so we’re thrilled to see Blu’s smile in this photo from a recent vet visit!