This is Bear aka Stormy from OCAS. He was brought to our attention through cross posting on Facebook. He was scheduled to be euthanized on Wednesday morning do to overcrowding, but somehow got an extension to 5pm. We knew we had to do something to help him and so we put in an application to pull him.
He is heartworm positive and was labeled animal aggressive. However, when I went through the notes on his case all of them said he was friendly with other dogs so I really don’t know why he was labeled that way. Anyway, we picked him up Thursday morning and as soon as he saw me he acted like we were old pals. I’m pretty sure he would have greeted anyone this way, but friendly is an understatement. I got him in my car and he jumped in the front seat and started rolling in my lap and bathing me with kisses. Well, if you know anything about heartworm + dogs you know you’re supposed to keep them calm so they’re heart doesn’t work any more than it has to. This guy has no clue anything is wrong with him and wants to play play play.
I got him home, bathed, and set up in his isolation room and he was still so happy to be with me and out of the kennels. He is very smart, sweet, and playful, although needs to learn some manners. Later, when I got home from work, I let our other dogs out in the main part of the house and he didn’t really even seem to react to them. He could see them through the french door, but he just had a very curious reaction. He didn’t display any type of aggression at all.
He is currently on anti diarrhea and antibiotics for a chest infection. He has a Vet appointment later today at Longwood Veterinary Clinic for his initial check and to get started on his heartworm treatment. Please consider donating to his care as it is always a very costly and long treatment process.