Sick animals need homes

Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS

The Laguna Madre Humane Society is trying to find homes for six shelter dogs that tested positive for heart worms.

Heart worms can form in dogs if they are bitten by an infected mosquito. The worm can cause heart failure in infected animals. The disease is internal and can only be spread through infected mosquitoes. Human infection is very rare.

However, the disease is treatable, and the Humane Society President Beth Fedigan said the society is ready to help.

“Heart worms are very easy to prevent with the right treatment, but unfortunately in our area people don’t always take care of their animals like they should,” Fedigan said.

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