"Hazel for Heartworm Prevention" t-shirts are on sale.
Proceeds will benefit Lee County Domestic Animal Services' Animal Care Trust Fund for the heartworm treatment of pets whose owners receive public assistance.
The idea came from Trasi Sharp and Liza Clouse, owners of Island Paws and the Over Easy Caf, both on Sanibel. Last year the ladies rescued a heartworm-positive Great Dane named Hazel and saw first-hand how the disease affects dogs.
"Trasi and Liza were concerned that many dogs would suffer from the disease because their owners could not afford the treatment," says Donna Ward, LCDAS Director. "The funds will allow us make this treatment available for these dogs. We also hope it will bring about awareness of the importance of heartworm prevention."
"Hazel For Heartworm Prevention" t-shirt are available for $25 each. The tees come in four colors and in crew neck and ladies v-neck. They are on sale at Island Paws, 630 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel, or at Animal Services, 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers. To place an order email firstname.lastname@example.org.