Interested in fostering a Hurricane Harvey dog? Butter is looking for a quiet home to stay in while she is treated for Heartworm.

Butter has gone through the ringer. She was in a shelter in Houston prior to Hurricane Harvey hitting. Because she had spent some time in the shelter prior to the Hurricane and her owners never claimed her, the shelter staff chose her and another couple hundred of her friends to send to shelters in Santa Barbara, California in order to make room for owned pets displaced by the flood waters.

Unfortunately, she was diagnosed with Heartworm disease after arrival. She has completed her first month of treatment, however she will need at least two to three additional months of exercise restriction and medication before she can become available for adoption.

Butter is approximately 2 years old. She has been spayed, and is up to date on all vaccinations. Butter will need a quiet household during her treatment because of the need to keep exercise minimal. Other dogs and cats are fine, as long as they are mellow. Short leash walks are fine, however Butter needs to be kept on-leash to keep her heart-rate low while undergoing treatment. Heartworm is not contagious. A dog can only be infected by Heartworm after the bite of a mosquito carrying larvae.

The Santa Barbara Humane Society will cover all costs, including food, medication and all treatment. We only ask that her foster be available to bring Butter for scheduled treatments at our 5399 Overpass Rd. location. These short appointments will be approximately every two to three weeks, during the work week (Monday – Friday) in the afternoon.


If you are interested, give us a call!

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