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Lake Humane Society asking for donations to help treat heartworm positive rescue dog

"Tequila" traveled from Georgia to Mentor in search of a better life!

MENTOR, Ohio — Editors Note: The video in the player above is from an unrelated story previously published.

Tequila, along with a group of furry friends, has finally arrived to Ohio. The pets traveled all the way from Georgia to the Lake Humane Society hoping to find their loving homes.

Tequila is described as a sweet dog with a bubbly personality. Veterinarians recently discovered that she is heartworm-positive. Dogs who suffer this condition have worms that grow in their lungs, heart, and blood vessels. Pets with this diagnosis, without treatment, are likely to die. 

The 3-year-old Australian Cattle dog mix started her treatment immediately. It will take up to two months for her to recover. Heartworm treatment is expensive, averaging about $1,500.00. 

Tequila's puppies, who made the 800-mile journey with her, have already been adopted.  

Lake Humane Society is a non-profit organization that relies on donations from the community to help provide medical treatment to care for rescue pets like Tequila.

All donations raised to to the Lake Humane Society's Angel Fund. The Angel Fund monies help provide lifesaving care to pets in need.

To make a donation you can visit Lake Humane Society's webpage

Donations can also be mailed to:

Lake Humane Society
ATTN: Tequila's Angel Fund
7564 Tyler Boulevard. Building E
Mentor, Ohio 44060

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