53415 – Tarzan
Medical Case – In treatment for heartworms 🙁
Update 7/20: Tarzan is an older boy who has obviously had a life of chewing hard things and all of his teeth seem to be worn down to little nubs.
He may not be much to look at, he’s got some bald spots, or have the most impressive teeth, but boyyyyyyyyyy he doesn’t let that get him down! He smiles SO BIG and gives kisses galore! He’s a big love, and he would love a foster or forever home where someone would shower him with love! His bio says he’s only 7, but I think he’s possibly much older. He’s goofy and loves to be allllll up in your space, and loves pets all over! I was messing with his ears, petting his smooth booty (he’s missing fur on his back and rear), and touching his gums, and he’s cool with it all as long as it means he’s getting attention! It’s pretty obvious he’s not had the best care, but he sure has nothing but smiles and love to give!
Update 7/5: Tarzan has received his shots to kill his heartworms and is now on crate rest for the remainder of the month. Please wish this big boy well as he recovers!
Tarzan has tested positive for heartworms. While Athenspets will help with the cost of treatment, an adopter or rescue should be prepared for some added cost and the exercise restrictions of treatment. To learn more about heartworms, including how to prevent and treat them, please go to the American Heartworm Society’s webpage.
The shelter is closed to the public, so volunteers are unable to write stories about new dogs at this time. If you are interested in fostering, adopting, or rescuing Tarzan, call 706-613-3540 to discuss options with staff. We do know that Tarzan came in with Jane.
Rescue groups - sponsorship funds are available
Anonymous – $100