Sam, a brown purebred Boxer has been with Animal Rescue Foundation, Illinois (ARF-IL) for the past few months after coming in on a rescue transport from Kentucky in April of 2012. He was being fostered by Frank and Kim. This wonderful couple saw to it that the three to four year old 56 pound handsome lad was rescued, vetted and taken home to recover after a cruel twist of fate that ended him neglected, out on the street alone and heartworm positive. The heartworm was so severe that he ended up with a heart murmur.
When Sam arrived, he only weighed 42 pounds, had a severe respiratory infection plus a urinary tract infection. Sam was headed in one direction, straight toward the big doggie park in the sky until ARF-IL and specifically his foster family, Frank and Kim rescued him and set him on the road to recovery.
Sam was treated with heavy duty antibiotics, two separate lots, to treat his respiratory and urinary tract infections. He was also given three separate treatments of Immiticide for his heartworm infestation; taking 60 days for all treatments to be administered.