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When Ingrid came to Little Shelter about two and a half years ago, she was in very bad condition--in fact she was dying.  Ingrid had spent the first years of her life chained to a fence.  While on that chain, Ingrid gave birth to litter after litter of puppies and didn't know the joy of human love.

When she arrived at Little Shelter, her body was emaciated and her abdomen was extremely distended.  Tests revealed that Ingrid had late stage heartworm and her heart muscle was severely damaged.  Ingrid was near death for quite a while, but after having 14 lbs of fluid drained from her chest cavity, lots of TLC, and expert vet care, Ingrid pulled through.   

To ensure that Ingrid's heart continued to serve her well, Ingrid needed to be placed on life-long medication and the vet responsible for saving her life recommended Viagra.  Viagra was originally developed as a heart medication, and for Ingrid it has truly been a life saver.

The problem is that Viagra is no longer prescribed as a heart medication, so Little Shelter can't get anymore Viagra for Ingrid. So the shelter--which opened in 1927 and is Long Island's oldest humane society--needs your donations. Immediately.

Jodi Record, the shelter's Communications and Events Manager, said that "if every man on Long Island sent us just one pill, Ingrid would be set for life."

Ingrid is 6 years old and takes two pills a day, 50 mg a pill.

The shelter can always use volunteers and/or donations. Right now they are housing 390 cats and 65 dogs/puppies.

The shelter is located at 33 Warner Road, in Huntington. Their number is (631) 368-8770.

 

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