If you are a heartworm positive dog in an overcrowded shelter in the South, your chances of making it out of the shelter are slim.
According to the American Heartworm Society, Louisiana is one of the leading states in heartworm infection rates in this country, putting heartworm positive shelter dogs at a higher risk of euthanasia due to length of care, space required, and the prohibitive cost of treatment.
We want to give these dogs a second chance at a happy life. That’s why Greater Good Charities’ Good Flights program announced our inaugural Save a Heart mission with two flights on April 19th and 20th, which saved more than 150 at-risk shelter dogs from seven shelters in the south. These flights were a wonderful success, helping so many dogs—including Marilyn, Poseidon, Muneca, Jessie, and Harry Pawter below—find their forever families in loving adoptive homes. But the mission isn't over. We still need your lifesaving support to fund upcoming Save a Heart flights.
Without these flights, these pets wouldn’t get the help they need. This critical mission is needed to save thousands of lives which would otherwise be at risk. You can help! Just $25 helps cover the fuel costs of flying a pet 625 miles towards safety. Donate now to Save a Heart!
Villian, Marilyn, Poseidon, Muneca, Jessie, and Harry Pawter flew to find new forever homes!
In addition to the shelter pets we're flying to safety, your support will provide enrichment, comfort supplies, and treatment for an additional 2,500 heartworm positive shelter dogs who will stay in the South to be treated and adopted. That’s over 3,500 heartworm positive dogs saved. Plus, these transports make room for additional pets who otherwise wouldn’t have a chance.
Greater Good Charities' Save a Heart mission is only possible thanks to our partners below. We have committed this year to flying 1,000 asymptomatic heartworm positive shelter dogs in the South to freedom on the East Coast, where we will treat them until they are cured and ultimately adopted into loving homes. But we can’t do it without YOUR help.
Greater Good Charities has ultimate authority and discretion with regard to the distribution of its funds. All expenditures made are consistent with the exempt purposes of Greater Good Charities.
It made me feel so gratified and warm-hearted to have been able to fly these precious, innocent heartworm-positive dogs to receive their treatments!!! I love this feature of greatergood.org., along with so many others. I am such a dog lover, so I fully intend to continue helping dogs to be flown for such essential care.