An upstate South Carolina dog is in need of donations for heartworm treatment, as well as a foster home, Facebook reported April 21.
Jake was saved from the streets of Greenville by a wonderful family, who prevented him from being struck by a car. He was taken to be scanned for a micro-chip, and the facility who checked him was able to trace his chip back to Greenville Humane Society.
You'd think Jake's owners would be glad to have him back home and safe. Unfortunately, that's not the case. Jake's former family wanted nothing to do with him. They even hung up the phone when told their dog was safe.
Jake was given a temperament test, which he passed with flying colors. He was also tested for heartworms at Greenville Humane Society, and has tested positive. For that reason, GHS will not take him back without treatment.
Jake is great with kids, dogs and has been around one cat with no problems. He's a total love bug, and appears ti be a spaniel/golden/flat coat mixed breed. He weighs between 40 - 50 pounds and has already been neutered.
Upstate animal advocated Cynthia Saracino is doing her best to get Jake treated and see that he gets into a loving home. Cynthia has described Jake as 'an awesome dog.'
Heartworm treatment is expensive, so a YouCaring webpage has been set up to help with Jake's treatment. Please give if you can, and share his story with friends.
If you find it in your heart to give Jake a foster home, or a forever home, please contact Cynthia using the YouCaring webpage, or via Facebook.