Last Updated: April 01, 2003
Jordan's rescuer Sarah Keth writes: "Jordan is the sweetest dog, with a great smile. His fluffy coat was matted to the skin and he was infested with ticks. He was very well behaved for a long grooming session , and is extremely well behaved in the home. Jordan behaves better than any corgi I've met, and the staff at the vet's office can't wait for him to come back to see them"
Poor Jordan was HW+ and is undergoing the shots to purge the heartworms from his system. HW+ dogs are becoming more and more common with the dogs that come into rescue, and this condition can and will kill! Heartworms can be prevented by a once a month pill for LESS than $10 a month.
Jordan will go back to the vet for a re-check 10 days after the initial exam and will be microchipped.
Sarah writes: "Thanks so much, once again, CorgiAid to the rescue! Both Jordan and JD are such wonderful boys, I can only give you a glimpse of their beautiful personalities. I can't imagine how I would have handled all the financial costs on top of the anxiety of two boys in heartworm treatment at the same time."
We at CorgiAid are grateful for the loving rescue people who open their hearts and their homes to ensure that corgis and corgi mixes that wind up in rescue receive the help they need to find that forever home each dog deserves.
UPDATE -- July 10, 2003 -- Jordan finds his forever family!
Story as told by Sara Keth:
Jordan is now Edward, and was adopted by Margaret Kramer, who also has Ein, a r/w Pem. Margaret and Travis and Ein all just love Jordan/Edward, and I know that he is in the best home I could ever imagine for him... Edward went to his new home with Margaret in the midst of my dog bite chaos, so I am just getting everything organized, I apologize for the delay in notifying you. Jordan was already a well-behaved canine good citizen when he came to me, he knows sit, down, and kennel, so he was ready for a new family almost immediately after his treatment was finished. I took the thinning shears to his fluffy coat, and trimmed up his feet and legs before sending him off, but he was just thrilled to get to Margaret's house, he'd been there before on a corgi visit.
I can't thank CorgiAid enough for helping, because Jordan and Jimmy Dean would have been lost without financial assistance. There is no doubt in my mind that they would have been euthanized at the shelters if I was not able to take them and treat them. It's unbelievable to me the amount of support that the corgi community provides, to make CorgiAid possible. All these people who donate money, or bid $10 on an item in the auction that they could go to the store and buy for $5. Just amazing, and they probably don't think about it on a day to day basis, what that $10 has done for a dog. Those of us who have the dogs in our care, we know it, and we think about it every day, about how much the donations to CorgiAid mean to each and every dog. $50 for the heartworm corgis means one injection of immiticide, one injection toward a healthy life. I wonder if the people who donate $5 or $10 have any idea that their contributions have combined with the other contributions of the same amount to offer the dogs a new chance at a good life.
Thank you all again, from the bottom of my heart, my heartworm ward is empty for the moment, all three heartworm patients made a full recovery and are now lounging in the lap of luxury with their new families, and it's all because of CorgiAid.