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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Ch 13 TV films Pepsi heartworm story with Pet Stuff Resale clients and rescue volunteers

Jester Plaza Vet Clinic hosted Ch 13 Executive Producer
Molly O'Connor, cameraman Mike and intern Ann for a Pepsi Refresh Project story about canine heartworms. This is the program from which I received the 5,000.00 grant from Pepsi thanks to many people voting in an online competition. Volunteers from
HOPE and sheltie rescue brought their dogs Frankie  and Milo, who have either been treated or
are getting treatment. Joann, co owner of Fondren 5 Star kennel and regular customer of Pet Stuff Resale,(Thank you!) brought Buddy the black lab who was the hit of the interview. He is ready for his permanent home. I brought foster dachshund Sam, who weathered me being interviewed in the heat
at NOON, right after his shot-very poor planning on my part! (Dr Burda was interviewed in the air conditioning, hmmmm)
Molly and Mike did a great job of showcasing the horrendous problem of heartworms in Houston, a totally preventable disease. "Prevention is so much cheaper than treatment" is my manta. Treatment is also
incredible painful.

Many thanks to the volunteers and also to Dr Burda for his help, as well as Tricia Burda who did a
great job of facilitating our little circus!

The 1 minute story will air Sunday August 8 2010, after
the 10 pm news on CH 13, ABC.

Owen, top left, is almost ready for adoption and Mikey
on the left has been adopted after treatment.


Nicole Abrams said...

I love seeing all the updates! Thanks for sharing and a bigger thanks for everything you do to help our friends, the animals.

Goodrich Gal said...

Janet, You are the patron saint of homeless animals! I love to read this blog!