Rehn is a 2 ½-year-old dark brindle male who was originally found as a stray by Texarkana Animal Control. Helga Simeone is a volunteer at this shelter and could not leave this sweet boy there, so she took him into her home which consists of a lab puppy and a greyhound who is very sick from Ehrlichia. Helga took him to a local vet to have him checked out, only to find out he has heart worms. Because of her older greyhound's medical needs and condition, Helga contacted GALT to bring him into our program.
Rehn is now under the care of Dr. Ron Stried, GALT's vet in the Austin area, where he began his heart worm treatment August 1. As with most strays, he is also heavily infested with hookworms and whipworms, and is receiving treatment for these also. His foster mom, Sadie Pack, is keeping him quiet and overseeing his recuperation.
Rehn is a very sweet, affectionate and quiet greyhound, who loves to lean and just be around people. Because of Helga's kindness, generosity and love of this special breed, Rehn (who, by the way, was named by the Simeone's after Ludwig Rehn, a heart surgeon) is getting a second chance at life.
Heartworm treatment is very, very expensive. These special medical treatment costs needed by Rehn is why the Miss Mesa Fund was established.
Can you help with Rehn's care? Please take a moment to write a check (Greyhound Adoption League of Texas, P. O. Box 680, Addison, TX 75001) and note Miss Mesa Fund/Rehn on your check.
Alternately, you can make a donation using PayPal by clicking on the button below. (The PayPal screen should appear in a new browser window; to return to GALT, close the PayPal window when you're finished making your donation.)
You WILL and CAN make a difference in Rehn's life and the lives of other greyhounds in need of special medical care. Isn't he worth it - aren't they all?
Check back here periodically for updates as Rehn progresses in his medical treatment. Many thanks to those of you who have helped with Rehn's expenses.
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