My name is: Frank, 2.5 years old

My Story: Frank, who hails from Texas, was left in a small rural shelter when his family moved and no longer wanted him. All our Labs have a routine intake exam when they arrive that includes a heartworm test. Unfortunately, his test came back positive. Heartworms, a disease transmitted by mosquitoes, can be life threatening over time if untreated. Frank is going through a lengthy and expensive treatment following the American Heartworm Society protocol. It includes a series of three special injections, hospitalization, pain medication and strict rest for several months while the heartworms die off. It’s a challenge to keep a young Lab quiet!