8/10/07: Keeton has been staying in the shop because of the heat. He is very good not to have accidents. He holds it until he is walked. He has gained 10 pounds in less then 2 weeks and is looking like he feels much better. His heartworm is treatable and has begun, but he will need a calm environment for the rest of his life.
8/07/07: Keeton has had a rough life. First found as a stray in the 'big city' in 2004, he was adopted and ended up in a really bad 'part of town'. He was found as a stray again a few weeks ago, all matted and very sick. He is heartworm positive. The shelter, in the process of cutting away the mats also cut away some of his skin and did not get him to the vet in time to be stitched up. He was also exposed to an upper respiratory illness in the shelter. The antibiotics have been helpful for that as well as the cuts.
With the help of another rescue, I was able to get him out of the kill shelter and into my care. He handled the very long ride very well. He went up and down the ramp into the crate with little hesitation.