Hi! I’m PAPPY! I’m relatively new to The Animal League, but I wanted to share my story with you anyway.
It was a HOT day at the beginning of June when I was first spotted running loose on Animal League property. I had clearly been abandoned here, perhaps in the hopes that the nice people at The Animal League could help care for my medical needs and find me a home.
I was lucky to have been found by The Animal League. But not every pet is so lucky. I could have been hit by a car, eaten by a gator, or picked up by mean people who purposely harm innocent animals. I wish my old family knew they had options other than abandoning me if they could no longer care for me.
[ Update! Pappy has been adopted, yay! See his Happy Tails picture on Facebook ->> ]
Before I came to The Animal League, I was not kept on a monthly heartworm preventative. Because of this, I contracted deadly heartworm disease. I will be starting treatment soon. It’s going to be very expensive and very uncomfortable – but it’s necessary to save my life! Please keep your doggies on a monthly preventative so that they don’t have to go through what I will.
After I was discovered by The Animal League, I was terrified and confused. I didn’t know where I was, or when my old family was going to come back for me. I know now that they aren’t coming back, and my friends here promised to find me an amazing and loving home that will never try to get rid of me.
I am a senior, but a young senior at 8! With proper care, I will live for many more years. I would love a cozy home to spend my golden years in. I have been through a lot, but I don’t have any less love to give. Seniors like me often get passed over in favor of young puppies. Do you think there’s a home out there for me?
BREED: PAPILLON Blend
SIZE (GROWN): 9#
PAPPY IS CURRENTLY HEARTWORM POSITIVE, AND IT’S BEING ADDRESSED
I am a Super Senior! I qualify for a Senior-To-Senior Discount.
If you are traveling to our adoption center to see a particular pet, please do call us to verify the pet is still with us. Thank you!
Have A Heart Recovery Fund
Heartworm disease is a serious disease that results in severe lung disease, heart failure, other organ damage, and death in pets. Heartworm disease is not contagious, meaning that a dog cannot catch the disease from being near an infected dog. Heartworm disease is only spread through the bite of a mosquito. Dogs we bring in from high-euthanasia rate shelters often have heartworm disease.
The cost to treat each pet can range from $500-$800 each pet. It’s easy to help these dogs affected by the disease: donate to the Heat Worm Fund by PayPal today! View our current fund recipients on Facebook.
Other information you might enjoy:
Read how our adoption process works (Facebook page).
Are you a senior? Check out our Senior-to-senior program!
Spay. Neuter. Adopt! Together we can make a difference.