Adopted in March his new parents found out he has heart-worms days after adopting him...
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About the Campaign

Buddy’s Story

Buddy was adopted by Tiffany and her family in the beginning of March. Shortly after adopting him from the city she took him to the vet. She had all his shot given and he was tested for heartworms. Unfortunately, two test came back positive. If you check out the video Tiffany is explaining that his heartworms are mature and causing coughing spells and heart murmurs.

The process of eliminating the worms

The first step in treating the worms is a month of antibiotics, he finished this about two weeks ago. He now has to wait about a month before he has his first injection. After the first injection Buddy will be kenneled for 10-12 weeks. If Buddy gets too excited the injections could cause  complications, the pieces of worm can cause blockage in his body. After the first injections you wait 30 days and then there is the second injection. During the injections Buddy will be sedated due to the painful injections of the medicine.

The vet estimate for the two shots:


All donations are tax deductible. Free Animal Doctor pays the money raised directly to Buddy's vet.


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  • marlene Licitra

    THIS IS FOR BUDDY Heartworm problem

    April 25, 2019 at 10:47 am Reply

  • Linda Bednarski

    Prayers for a fast recovery for the little
    He is adorable

    April 27, 2019 at 6:35 am Reply

  • Connie

    The cost of this should go back on the place where he was adopted from I think!! When adopted they are supposed to be up on their shots and heart worm free!! That is too bad! Makes me angry, especially as bad off as he is, and now to have to go thru what he and the ones who adopted him do!! I know every dog I have adopted have been heart worm free! 😢❤️🐾🐾. So sorry!!

    April 27, 2019 at 1:16 pm Reply

    • Tiffany

      Thanks! We adopted him from the city kennel before he went to the shelter. They check for micro chip and that’s it. My guess is his owners didn’t want to pay for the Heartworm so they let him run free as per the vet he has probably had it for several months before we saved him.

      May 1, 2019 at 5:52 pm Reply

  • Patricia Lane

    I just lost my pom last night and would like to donate in her name: Diamond Girl

    May 6, 2019 at 9:13 pm Reply

  • sheri ryan

    for Buddy’s heartworm

    May 7, 2019 at 11:09 am Reply

  • Free Animal Doctor

    Buddy at the vet today getting his heart-worm treatment!
    It is a series of shots, that can have serious side-effects, so he will stay over-night at the vet to be monitored.

    Big thanks to the donors who made his life-saving treatment possible today!!

    —>>> Matthew Krejci, Janie Mudrick, Sheri Ryan, Patricia Lane, Sue Lamb, Tina & Teresa Wyszynski, Douglas Lawrence, Adriana Fernandez, Marlene Licitra, Gina Andrasi, Linda Bednarski, Chris Pumphrey and a number of anonymous donors too!

    Best of luck Buddy! Stay strong in there!!

    Buddy’s campaign fundraiser (now closed, successful❤️)

    Buddy at the vet

    June 19, 2019 at 8:10 pm Reply