Friends of Norfolk Animal Care Center

Friends of Norfolk Animal Care Center

Maxwell's Heart
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Maxwell enjoying his best life.
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Maxwell is a senior beagle mix that shortly after arrival it was discovered through a simple blood test that he was Heartworm positive. Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease for dogs, cats and ferrets. Heartworms are actual worms (Dirofilaria immitis) that are spread through mosquito bites. Adult heartworms can grow up to 12 inches long, and eat away at the heart and lungs. Thanks to the shelters’ dog foster program, Maxwell went into a foster home where he began his heartworm treatment (as well as got neutered!) This incredibly sweet, well trained, loving family dog blossomed in his foster home. Once he completed his treatments he came back to the shelter where he found his loving forever home. His story doesn’t end there. Maxwell's new parent loves him so much and was so happy with their adoption experience, they came back to adopt a bonded pair of dogs, Ruby & Pepper, to be his new sisters. Now that’s a happy ending that does the heart good!

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