Rescue Success Stories


Echo was found in the Northern IA Shelter with heartworms. Her owners put her in the shelter at 7-8 years old because "the children had grown up and left." It was apparent she had spent most of her time outside. Luckily the shelter tested her for heartworm and then treated her. Now that's a great shelter! She was fostered for a week in the Twin Cities and then brought down to Milwaukee to join her expectant family - Joel, Cliona and Nina. She is happy to be combed a little each day while waiting to be bathed when her treatment is over. She has taken to sleeping in Nina's room and won't go downstairs now until Nina gets up whereupon Echo requests an immediate tummy rub. Her well of sadness has been quickly filled by endless pets, tummy rubs and short little walks until all the heartworms are gone.