Our needs are purely monetary given we fund heartworm treatment for heartworm positive dogs.Rockwall PAWS pays for the pre-treatment LAB work, Chest X-ray, hospitalization required for the treatment, and the ‘shots’ (Immiticide injections) – the most expensive part of the treatment. Average cost of treatment is as follows: Small dogs between 2-44 pounds cost around $300.00; Medium dogs 45 – 88 pounds $430.00; Large dogs 89-110 pounds may cost over $500.00. There are often other expenses such as Antibiotics, Pain medicine, or Prednisone; if the Veterinarian thinks they are needed.
We work hard to reduce the number of homeless and unadoptable animals. Prior to January 2010, all Heartworm Positive dogs were considered unadoptable and were euthanized.
We also provide life-saving treatment for Heartworm Positive Rockwall Shelter Dogs. Rockwall PAWS is the first non-rescue organization in North Texas to incorporate Heartworm Treatment into the adoption scenario.