Stevie and her new human sister.
UPDATE 7/26/21: Thanks to the generosity of donors, Stevie's medical expenses have been covered in full and she was adopted into a loving family! She received injections to break up the worms in her heart. Three months after her last injection, she was re-tested for heartworm. Stevie tested negative for heartworm!
Stevie was adopted and the family shared that she has fit in seamlessly!
Below is Stevie's "Before" story, we are thankful that she made a full recovery and has the forever home she deserves!
Stevie and her six puppies were surrendered after being found in dangerous living conditions.
A Humane Agent found the little family living outside in 90-degree heat. Stevie was lethargic, dehydrated, and underweight. She was doing her best to care for her 6 babies but needed immediate attention. After Stevie’s health was assessed, it was determined that she was also heartworm positive.
Due to our flourishing foster program, Stevie and her puppies were transferred to Lake Humane Society. A foster family took in Stevie and helped raise her puppies. Because she was nursing, Stevie was unable to immediately start heartworm treatment. She was a wonderful mama and all of her puppies were adopted into loving homes. Now that Stevie's babies are taken care of, she can receive medical care for her heartworm. Without proper treatment, this diagnosis is likely fatal.
Stevie received two painful injections this week, which will slowly break down the worms in her heart. While her body fights this disease, she needs 6-8 weeks of crate rest. Her foster family reports that this gentle girl is responding well to the injections. Stevie is only 2 years old and still has so much life to live. 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.
Stevie's treatment will cost upwards of $1,500.
This estimate includes pre-treatment medications, heartworm injections, and additional examinations/lab work to monitor her recovery. In addition to her extensive medical care, LHS will spay and microchip Stevie, as well as provide her with preventatives and initial vaccines.
All donations made to this fundraising page will be designated to our Angel Fund, and 100% of your gift will go toward Stevie and her lifesaving care. Once she has fully recovered, any excess funds will remain in our Angel Fund and will be used to help the next animal in need of extensive or emergency medical care. Scroll to the bottom of this page to read about our other Angel Fund recipients.
We can't give these loving pets a second chance without you! Please donate today.
Pets Who Have Received A Second Chance At Life
Thanks To The Angel Fund and Donors Like You
Tank came to LHS as part of an animal cruelty investigation. Upon examination, it was found that he was most likely part of a dog fighting ring. Tank suffered from severe trauma to his left eye, a swollen and infected front leg and bite marks all over his body
A good samaritan brought Lucy to LHS back in December of 2019 after she was hit by a car. She suffered multiple abrasions and trauma all over her body and it was determined that her front leg was paralyzed. Due to her paralysis, she underwent surgery to amputate her leg.
In 2020, Penny was found chained up at a Lake County residence in the heat and sun without water, shade or food. She suffered from heat stroke. Lab work revealed kidney and liver problems, which medical staff believed was the result of deadly heat exposure.
On behalf of the animals, staff, and Board of Directors at Lake Humane Society, I would like to extend my sincerest gratitude for your donation. Your compassion and generosity are truly appreciated. Without your loyal support, we cannot continue to care for the thousands of homeless, abandoned, and injured animals of Lake County.
Thank you for supporting our cause and making our lifesaving work possible.
Lee Nesler, Executive Director
The Lake Humane Society is recognized as a tax-exempt charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code,
EIN: 34-1246277. Contributions are deductible to the extent allowed by law.
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