There are several dogs at Pasco County Animal Services that have come in testing Heartworm Positive (HW+). While it seems like a scary thing and can turn off many potential adopters, it is treatable and ultimately preventable. The initial cost in treating HW can be a little daunting however it isn’t within reach. If you are interested in one of the dogs that are HW+, talk to the staff and see if they are getting treated or what their course of treatment will actually be – it may not be as bad as you think! And you would be saving a life as well – HW+ dogs need love too! Here are two examples of great dogs looking for a home and a little extra TLC!