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Be the change: Rufus deserves better
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On August 9th I received a call that a dog had been dumped at a gas station near my house and was in bad shape. The above picture is what I found when I got there. After getting control of my emotions I was able to get him in my car. I thought ...

This past Saturday, August 9th, I received a call that a dog had been dumped at a gas station near my house and was in bad shape. The above picture is what I found when I got there. After getting control of my emotions (rage and profound sadness) I was able to get him in my car. I thought we were looking at providing him a kind death. Rufus had other plans. He is eating, sleeping and rid of the flea infestation. I have watched him improve by the hour. Got the good news at the vet this morning that he does not have mange, but the bad news that he has heartworms. I spent $175 getting him tested and vaccinated and we are looking at $120 for a neuter. The fast track heartworm treatment costs between $500 - $700; the slow method is cheaper and takes a year.. I will swallow my pride to help Rufus feel better and find his forever home. He will have to gain some weight and clear up his skin infections before treatment and surgery.  Please do not feel obligated to donate, he will get the treatment regardless - I made that commitment to him when I put him in my car.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  He is an amazing dog, and I am honored that he trusted me enough to come with me. Thanks to all who have taken an interest in his plight. The vet said his heart is strong, but of course I already knew that

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