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🐾FIRUS - Pet of the Week-Bastrop County Animal Shelter 🐾Heartworm positive (HW+).... a disease passed to dogs when bitten by mosquitoes. It is treatable and preventable, don't let it dissuade you from adopting the dog you love. Talk to the staff at Bastrop County Animal Services (or your local shelter/vet) about options. The shelter Wellness Clinic offers treatment AND prevention. FIRUS is one of many HW+ dogs waiting for adoption at BCAS. He's loved by staff/volunteers and recently an amazing foster took him home for a weekend sleepover. Here is what she had to report on FIRUS:"I'll be honest, I'm always anxious bringing a new dog home from the shelter as we have lots of animals and they're all free range. You can imagine bringing home a 70+ pound dog would be scary when your chickens run the yard while the cats climb trees and the goats butt heads with the dogs for kicks. But Firus took it all in stride. It wasn't perfect, never ever is. The first time a cat ran across his path, he lunged a little... I told him "no thanks" and he looked at me with big brown eyes and never did it again, same with a chicken! He hasn't played chase with a single animal here or been confrontational. Even when our grumpy old dog growls and jumps at him, he smiles, wags and carries on. Today he hung out with 21 dogs and now they're like Firus' old friends.He has slept with my teen son every night without a single mess. He doesn't chew, no potty accidents and no rifling through laundry basket. He absolutely loves snuggles wherever and however he can get them. To make sure he doesn't miss a single opportunity for pets, Firus followed my son up and down the yard in rows for over an hour while he mowed. This dog absolutely loves kids and would really love a forever home where he can play and play with small humans, then cuddle up near to them at the end of the day.The only negative behavior we're working on this weekend is counter surfing! Firus is a big guy who has never been taught house manners, so this is really just a matter of time and patience.Firus is HW+ and while it sounds scary, it's not a death sentence! Heartworm disease can be treated with a slower kill method at the Wellness Clinic located at Bastrop shelter. The treatment takes about six months to complete and is safe and gentle. Because he is HW+, big and over a year old.... Firus has a lower chance of being adopted than, say, all the cute puppies and small breeds people like to compete over. After spending just a weekend with him, I'm devastated by this."So if you're looking for a big old lovebug, stop by and meet Firus! Bastrop County Animal Services, 589 Cool Water Dr., Bastrop TX. Enjoy these photos of Firus being Firus ❤. ... See MoreSee Less
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COOL POOL TIME AT THE SHELTER . Thanks to a generous donor we have supplied 9 more cooling pools for the dogs at the shelter to beat the heat! #bcashelpers #adoptdontshop #poolparty ... See MoreSee Less
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You can support us by naming us as your charity while you get something nice for mom! ... See MoreSee Less
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Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app, at no extra cost to you? Simply follow the instructions below to select "Bastrop County Animal Shelter Helpers" as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. They'll donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us. How it works: 1. Open the Amazon app on your phone 2. Select the main menu (three lines in lower right corner) 3. In Programs & Features, tap "AmazonSmile 4. Select "Bastrop County Animal Shelter Helpers" as your charity 5. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app! ... See MoreSee Less
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