Mutts and Mittens in Conway South Carolina, has a soft spot for the underdog, or cat, and focuses their rescue efforts toward those animals that don’t typically fare well in shelters – animals with ringworm, heartworms or mange; pregnant mothers; young puppies and kittens and seniors, among others. Working with 9 high volume shelters in their area, they took 442 animals into their care in 2016.
The heartworm positive dogs were costly to Mutts and Mittens, with at least 20% of their total budget for the year going to the treatment of these dogs. In an effort to lower the high incidence of heartworms in their area, they asked us for funds to hold community education programs in partnership with two of their local shelters to raise awareness of the problem.
With a prevention focus, these events offered the community FREE heartworm tests, informational booklets and discounted preventative. The May HTR Foundation was pleased to be able to help Mutts and Mittens with such a worthy effort.