Let's Keep Those Hearts Ticking
Our Healthy Hearts program focuses on raising funds in order to provide medications for the prevention of heartworms and any number of flea and tick related diseases/conditions. Too many adoptable dogs enter our local shelters and are diagnosed with heart worms including Coweta County; current estimates are that over 50% of these family-friendly pets have heartworm. Infected dogs are more difficult to adopt out due to cost of treatment and misconceptions about the disease. But there is hope!
Our goal is to raise funds for the monthly heartworm prevention medication that is needed while the dog awaits their new family. So, whether the dog is in the custody of the shelter, in foster care with one of our rescue partners, or in its own home that may be experiencing financial hardship, we want to help! Any time we can remove a potential barrier to adoption and get the dog into a home of its own, it is a win!
Please join us to help our animals be safe, happy, and healthy! Give us a call at 678-Whiskers (944-7537) or email us at HealthyHearts@wnp4u.org!
Heartworm Testing & Treatment
As for heartworm testing and treatment of owned pets for local residents, we will do our best to connect the pet parents with the resources they need to get well and live a long happy life.
Flea & Tick Prevention
Flea & Tick preventatives are an essential part of providing proper care to your pets. Even if your cat doesn't venture outside, humans track in the critters on their clothing and shoes. Have you ever heard the adage that an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure? Well, here you go. Once a flea infestation starts, it is a nightmare to stop. One female flea can lay up to 50 eggs per day! So monthly prevention is the key to a happy pet, a happy pet parent, and a happy home.
The Food Connection
Whiskers-N-Paws also intends to be a resource for those pet parents and community cat caretakers who have fallen on hard times and are in need of a little help. We will do our best to connect these individuals with some good quality food for the animals in their care.