The Houston Humane Society’s “Have a Heart Treatment Fund” was created to help cure the hundreds of amazing and sweet adoptable dogs that come into our adoption program that sadly suffer from heartworms. Heartworm disease is a medical condition that only dogs get and is curable, if detected on time and treated appropriately. Due to Houston’s hot and humid climate, mosquitos breed almost year round and most dogs are at risk of getting bit, thus contracting heartworms, which is literally what it sounds like: worms in their heart.
A heartworm positive dog deserves the same chance to find their forever home, but can be at a disadvantage due to its heartworms as adopters do not have the monetary means to treat this curable disease. This is where your donation can make a difference! By donating to our “Have a Heart Treatment Fund”, you will increase the chances a heartworm positive dog gets adopted, and you also give him or her a stronger and healthier heart!
We ask you that you please have a heart and donate now to help us treat dogs that suffer from heartworm disease at our shelter. Now, if you fall in love with a particular dog in our adoptions program that has heartworms, you can make a specific donation through our “Have a Heart For” to help sponsor his or her heartworm treatment directly. Read more about our “Have a Heart For” program below.
Heartworm Treatment Costs (By weight)*
0-22 lbs. - $200
23-39 lbs. - $275
40-79 lbs. - $350
80-100 lbs. - $400
*Here at the Houston Humane Society, we want to help our adopters and adoptable animals as best as we can by offering the lowest price to adopters for heartworm treatment.
“Have a Heart For”
Does your heart beat heavily for one of our dogs in adoptions, but you can’t adopt him or her, yet you really want to help them get adopted? Well, now you can “Have a Heart for” Buddy, Oreo or Jules and donate money specifically for him or her to get treated! Once you have sponsored his or her treatment via your donation, we will put up a sign on their kennel that says “(Your Name) has a heart for (dog name) and sponsored his/her heartworm treatment! Ask an adoptions coordinator for more information.”
Your donation will not only save a heart, but will also facilitate the opening of an adopters’ heart to a dog with heartworms. So come visit us in person or take a look at our website and see if one of our dogs pulls at your heart strings!
“Have a Heart For” these dogs currently in our shelter:
HOUSTON HUMANE SOCIETY
14700 ALMEDA RD.
HOUSTON, TX 77053
Houston Humane Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all contributions are tax deductible. Tax EIN 74-1340341