Healing and Preventing Heartworm in Dogs
Why We Do This Work
A dog with heartworm is just like any other dog – they love to play, snuggle, and have fun. Unfortunately, due to the high cost of treatment, many heartworm-positive shelter dogs are overlooked by adopters, are not desirable for transport to other shelters, and never get help. In 2021, BISSELL Pet Foundation launched the Healing Heartworm program to save pets with the disease and prevent even more from contracting it.
How We Make a Difference
First, destination shelters taking in pets from BPF’s transport operations receive funding to treat heartworm-positive dogs. Second, BPF’s provide Healing Heartworm grants to proactively support shelters committing to transport and treat heartworm-positive dogs from our southern shelter partners in need. Finally, we are distributing thousands of doses of preventative medicine to stop future heartworm from occurring.