Meet River, a 7-10 year old yellow lab we pulled from a rural shelter near Macon, GA. We’ve only known her for a few hours but we love her already! We’ll post another update tomorrow after she has been seen by our vet. She’s trying to keep her eyes open right now but she’s had a long day and her head keeps drooping down. She’ll be fast asleep any minute. She’s so cute!
River was updated by a wonderful woman named Jane. And along with her new home she has a beautiful new name: Ladybird! Checkout our “Happy Tails” page for more info.
We took River to see our vet yesterday and the biggest news is that she is heartworm positive. We’re not necessarily surprised – that’s fairly common for dogs in this area who aren’t given preventatives – we’re just bummed. Before moving to the south we had no idea how dangerous heartworms are – they can kill a dog. They are expensive to treat and the treatment is rough, but they ARE treatable.
The good news is, other than that she is in pretty good shape. She needs to be spayed and she needs some dental work, but that’s easy enough.
The even better news is, we think we have someone who wants to adopt her (hooray!) but first we need to take care of these nasty heartworms. If you’ve already donated through our website, thank you! And if you haven’t donated yet and want to help, please donate through River’s fundraising campaign and/or share her link with your family and friends: https://www.youcaring.com/river
We’ll keep you posted on how things go with the potential adopter and with her health. Thank you for supporting old dogs!
Thank you to Susan Edge Photography for the beautiful photos!