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RVSPCA Pet of the Week: BB

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BB is a one year old lab mix who is in need of a four month foster and then forever home. BB arrived at the shelter Heartworm positive.

Heartworms can be fatal to dogs if untreated, but can easily be prevented with monthly medication prescribed from your veterinarian.

BB's heartworms will be treated through a special fund at the Roanoke Valley SPCA.

This fund gives dogs with medical conditions a "second chance" at a forever home by making them medically ready for adoption.

BB's heartworm treatment will involve administering her medication that the RVSPCA will provide as well as transporting her to/from a few veterinary appointments at a local vets office. During her treatment it will be important for BB to be in a calm and quiet environment.