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When a family dropped off their dog at the vet to be euthanized because she had heartworm disease, a kind nurse gave her a second shot at life.


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@torimarkle posted a heartwarming video of the healing journey with the dog named Baylee and how she rescued her. The golden retriever is now alive and healthy thanks to the nurse who rescued her and helped her through the heartworm disease treatment.

Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease that is caused by a blood-borne parasite. Luckily, the disease is not contagious between dogs as it is transmitted from mosquitos.

The TikTok of Baylee explains all that Baylee has been through in her new life.

“I met my aunt daisy. I get to sleep with mom every night, mom put me through heartworm treatment. We took Christmas card pics, we play ball whenever I want.

“We’ve celebrated my birthday 5 times since then. Me and my mom have matching beauty marks. My heartworm treatment worked! We take the best naps together. Thank you for allowing my mum to give me the life I deserve.”

The video has racked up nearly 8 million views and thousands of comments from users who were touched by the rescue story.

“This made me tear up. You can see the happiness in the eyes,” one user commented.

Another wrote, “I’m actually crying so much at this thank you for saving him he clearly loves you so much ❤️😭😭😭”

We encourage everyone thinking of getting a pet to only adopt instead of shopping. Read more resources about adopting animals on One Green Planet, including 7 Reasons to Adopt Your Next Furry Best Friend, 5 Reasons Why Everyone Should Adopt a Pet, and These Heartwarming Before and After Pictures of Adopted Rescue Animals Will Make Your Day! Read tips for pet adoptions and what to consider before adopting an animal. We recommend using these apps to find shelter dogs near you!

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