An Exemplary Pet Owner Adopts A New Beagle

Previously we have talked about Lucy’s owner, referring to him as “another exemplary pet owner,” or just “Lucy’s dad.”

Sadly, we lost Lucy a few months ago. Her owner said that he wasn’t going to get another dog, yet, one day he found himself at the Humane Society of South Mississippi, staring into the big, brown eyes of another beautiful Beagle.

Annie is shy, but sweet.  Her Beagle beauty and her need for heartworm treatment made Lucy's dad pick her.

Annie is shy, but sweet. Her Beagle beauty and her need for heartworm treatment made Lucy's dad pick her.

At this point, a lot of pet shoppers would have turned and run the other way. The sign on the cage said, “Heartworm Positive.”

Not Lucy’s dad. “Dr. Randolph, she was so beautiful, and I knew that with heartworms most people would pass her by,” he said. “I just couldn’t leave her there.”

So far, so good. “Annie” is so incredibly sweet and just as beautiful to everyone who meets her as she is to her dad.  We have performed her pretreatment laboratory testing and chest radiograph. The damage to her heart and lungs is minimal and the labwork is good, too. Today she begins the first step in the heartworm treatment.

No one can take the place of Lucy, but Annie certainly provides good healing.

See you tomorrow, Dr. Randolph.

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