Our organization has conducted low cost heartworm prevention/treatment, and flea prevention clinics in New Orelans in underserved neighborhoods where shelter intake incidence of heartworm positive dogs approaches 80% due to lack of access to veterinary care for multiple reasons, primarily financial. We have written a handbook to help other organizations in vulnerable regions start their own clinics and we consult on this mission for free. Heartworm disease is a people problem, it's primarily a problem of lack of education and access to resources. It's a preventable disease, and fatal if untreated. We are making a huge impact on the incidence of heartworm disease in New Orleans and we want to help other communities. wwwtheinnerpup.org
Can our shelter get a copy of your handbook...and anything else you can share?If done electronically, to JWXX48@gmail.com
We are thrilled you are in touch, and we are sorry if we gave you the impression that we send out our handbook without a consult on your interest and intentions. We are happy to consult with interested organizations but our protocols are complex and have taken us almost 10 years to develop and we want to be sure anyone interested will maximize the use of our materials. Please be in touch with Mari@theinnerpup.org if you want to schedule a heartworm handbook consult! genie
What a great program. I also believe it is lack of education for owners that do not keep their dogs on heartworm prevention. We find that alot here in TN due to the fact that many are moving here from the West Coast where it is not an issue.
Thank you Dawn,Education is a major part of our program. In fact, we JUST produced This is an auto message that goes on when I go off! I will respond to your message the next business day. Thanks for reaching out to The Inner Pup. The Inner Genie needs a break but I promise you will hear back during work hours. Heartwormedly yours, gg 12 minute education video on heartworm for professionals in animal welfare and we are currently figuring out how to distribute this. We are really excited about it, and consider it the best and most digestible video out there. Please stay tuned to our social media and our website www.theinnerpup.org, for updates on all we do, including distributing our education video!
Sounds very exciting.
I am in a municipal shelter in rural Georgia, I provide as many low to no-cost services to the community. I provide no-cost heartworm testing and preventative for a $5.00 donation. The same goes for flea/tick preventative.
Wow that is amazing that you can offer than. I wish my organization had the funding to offer our heartworm tests for no-cost. What a great service.
Thankfully for PETCO, who provides us with free vaccines that we administer to the public, MERK who gives us a huge discount on Bravecto we are able to provide these services to the community.
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