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Animal Shelter encourages heartworm prevention


Thanks to pet lovers in the community, the Hall County Animal Shelter has successfully treated and adopted out 33 heartworm positive dogs. To continue this service, the shelter seeks donations to cover the cost of treating heartworm positive animals that are homeless or abandoned. These pets are not adoptable unless treated, and the medicine is cost-prohibitive for the county. A donation of $180 can save one life.


Preventing heartworm disease is as easy as making a trip to the veterinarian to obtain heartworm prevention medication. Heartworm prevention is recommended year-round, but it is especially important during warm months when mosquitoes that transmit the disease are active.


"The process of treating heartworms is long, costly, and can be very painful for the dog. We encourage pet owners to stay up to date on heartworm prevention, so that these dogs don't end up at the Animal Shelter," shelter veterinarian Meghan Seabolt said.


If you would like to make a donation or consider adopting one of our shelter residents, call 678-450-1587 for more information. Donate securely online at http://animalshelter.hallcounty.org.


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