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Who they are: “HavaHeart Havanese & Furry Buddies Rescue is a non-profit located in the Springfield, Missouri, metro area. We are completely volunteer staffed. We do not have a facility. Each HavaHeart pup is placed in a loving foster home until they find their furever homes.”
Having an organization that is run by volunteers means HavaHeart relies on donations and grants from programs like Seresto® Circle of Love to treat the pets in their care. HavaHeart’s president Sara Villines says the collars are extremely useful for their volunteers.
“HavaHeart Rescue is known for taking on very significant medical cases that other rescues shy away from; a Seresto® collar is the most practical option for flea and tick prevention for dogs who will be in our care long term for medical treatment,” Villines said.
Villines also noted that Seresto® can help make the overall care of animals easier. “Many of the animals brought to us have been traumatized and are often not as willing to take oral medications or have topical medications applied to their skin. In these situations Seresto® collars are a true blessing because they allow us to apply the collar, to help prevent fleas and ticks without causing additional stress. Thank you Seresto® for providing a practical and affordable flea and tick preventative to not only the rescue community, but the pet loving community in general!”
Who they are: “The Arrow Fund is a Kentuckiana-based nonprofit organization that rescues and rehabilitates the animal victims of extreme torture, abuse, or neglect. We strive to educate the public regarding the ongoing problem of animal cruelty and advocate strengthening our local, state, and national animal welfare laws.”
The staff at The Arrow Fund spend a lot of time caring for sick and injured pets, and they know biting fleas and ticks can add even more stress and compound problems.
“Receiving Seresto® would benefit The Arrow Fund by ensuring a dog or cat has effective flea and tick protection while in our care and also after they leave our care,” Blaire Bischoff, a grant writing intern at The Arrow Fund said. “One of our primary goals is to not only treat conditions and injuries but also to support a long, healthy life for every Arrow Fund animal. With help from Seresto® and Adopt-a-Pet, The Arrow Fund will successfully care for and support victims of animal abuse.”
They would use their grants to further help pets like Vida and Talbot.
“In early May of 2019, a good Samaritan found Vida, a 2-year-old female pit bull, on the side of the road and contacted us for help. She was unable to stand and was petrified. It was clear that Vida had given birth multiple times in her young life. Once Vida was treated for an infection, spayed, trained, and given a little Arrow Fund love, she became a tail wagging girl ready to find her forever home. With the Seresto® collar, we can help her live a happier life.”
“When The Arrow Fund found Talbot, a 4-year-old, 11-pound male cat, in April of 2019, he was in bad condition. He would fall when he walked, had a prominent head tilt to the left. His left eardrum was ruptured and presented a terrible odor of rotting flesh. Additionally, he was covered in fleas, ticks, had roundworm, and is FIV positive. Despite it all, Talbot was a loving, purring, meowing cat. Talbot was treated for all of his conditions and neutered, and now we are searching for his forever home. With the Seresto® collar, Talbot and cats like him will have effective, long-lasting flea and tick protection for eight straight months!”
One of The Arrow Fund’s goals is to make sure the animals in their care have protection from fleas and ticks. With a Seresto® grant they can put more resources towards helping Vida and Talbot (and pets like them) live happy lives.