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Help needed to treat dog rescued by Lake County Humane Society

The dog was living outside in dangerous conditions when she was rescued.
Credit: Lake County Humane Society
'Stevie' from the Lake County Humane Society.

MENTOR, Ohio — Stevie is a beautiful pit bull mix dog. She and her six puppies were given up to the Lake County Humane Society after being found in living conditions that were deemed dangerous.

A humane agent found Stevie and her pups outside in 90-degree weather. Stevie was lethargic, dehydrated and very skinny. She also had heartworm.

She was doing the best she could to care for her six pups, but a Lake County Humane Society foster family took Stevie and her pups in to care for them.

Because she was nursing, her heartworm treatment had to be delayed. When her puppies were old enough, they found good homes!

Now that Stevie's puppies have been adopted, she can begin her heartworm treatment. Without treatment, heartworm disease is usually fatal. Stevie began her treatments this week.

Heartworm treatment consists of painful injections that slowly break down the worms in the dog's heart. While the dog's body fights the disease, they must be kept quiet with little exercise, which usually consists of crate rest of six to eight weeks.

Lake Humane said it's believed Stevie is only about 2 years old, and after spending her whole life on a chain she still has a sweet and silly personality and deserves a chance at a really good home and good life!

Her treatment will cost about $1,500. Lake Humane Society is asking for donations. Donations made to Stevie's fundraising page will go to helping her recover from heartworm. Any donations left over from Stevie's treatment, will go to the next pet in need.

To make a donation, please visit Stevie’s fundraising page HERE. Donations can also be made by check to the Lake Humane Society at:

Lake Humane Society

ATTN: Stevie’s Angel Fund

7564 Tyler Blvd. Building E

Mentor, OH 44060