UPDATE: Archie’s Story

UPDATE (102717): Wanderers’ Rest staff shared Friday that Archie has found a foster home. WRHA promises to continue providing updates on special needs pets as they move toward finding loving forever homes.
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WRHA needs your help! While heartworm in dogs is preventable, it is not incurable if detected and treated early, and the staff at Wanderers’ Rest will fight to see animals leave the shelter alive even when faced with tough situations.
Archie, a sweet shepherd mix, is heartworm positive, which requires a few months of treatment and recovery. In addition to this, Archie needs to remain calm and relaxed when undergoing treatment, which is nearly impossible in a shelter environment. The cost of this treatment varies widely depending on each vet; however, for Archie’s treatment, it will cost between $850 and $900.
Even though shelter staff have donated toward Archie’s treatment, we are still looking for help in raising the rest of the money needed for Archie’s treatment and to find his forever home. Archie also needs a foster home (or adopter who is willing to foster while being treated) before the heavier treatment begins in one month.

Please contact the shelter if you are interested in fostering Archie at (315) 697-2796.

Because of WRHA’s goal of helping as many animals as we can, including animals with health issues, Wanderers’ Rest is starting a medical fund specifically to provide treatment/tests/emergency vet visits to cats and dogs which we may not be able to afford otherwise. This fund will be called “Archie’s Fund” and will help to ensure every animal receives the best chance possible. If you would like to donate to Archie’s Fund for Archie or for other animals who may be in need, visit wanderersrest.org/archies-fund/.

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