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Lake Humane Society needs your help to care for 2-year-old dog with heartworm disease

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Posted at 10:11 AM, Sep 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-18 10:11:00-04

MENTOR, Ohio — The Lake Humane Society is asking the public for donations to help care for a dog who recently tested positive for heartworm disease.

Stevie, a 2-year-old pit-bull mix, is recovering in a foster home after being surrendered by her previous owners due to dangerous living conditions. She had just given birth and was caring for six puppies while chained outside in 90-degree heat.

Since then, Stevie’s puppies have all been adopted, and she is in a loving foster home but is suffering from heartworm. Because she was nursing, she was unable to immediately start treatment for the disease.

Recently, Stevie had two injections to break down the worms. Without treatment, the disease proves to be 100% fatal.

The Lake Humane Society said it relies on community donations to help and treat animals like Stevie. Her treatment is estimated to cost around $1,500.

“After spending her whole life on a chain, Stevie's sweet and silly personality is starting to shine through. She deserves a second chance at life,” the humane society said.

CLICK HERE If you’d like to make a donation to help Stevie and the other animals at the Lake Humane Society.

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