Heartworm Status Update: Negative!
Following my last post about Machete, the dog was tested again to be sure of his heartworm status before beginning the stressful treatment of the parasites. To everyone’s surprise, the secondary testing came back negative. It took a little while, but all involved veterinarians were able to get their documents together, and as of today, we have official instructions to assume that Machete is heartworm negative. He must be re-tested again in six months, but for now, we are elated that we don’t have to put him through the process that our dog Luke underwent when he had heartworms.
I am also hoping that this news will increase Machete’s adoptability. Zach and I are both rather smitten with the handsome fellow. He is, hands down, the best snuggler under our roof, but four dogs are simply too many for our small house and budget. (Not to mention that Luke is still not Machete’s biggest fan.)
If you have not already done so, please visit the Facebook event page that we created for Machete’s adoption process. So far, it has generated some excitement about him from friends and friends of friends. We are beginning to interview potential adopters and with support from Friends of Halfway Home (who will receive his adoption fee), we hope to have him placed with a forever family within 30 days.