Gwinnett Animal Welfare Shelter

Gwinnett Animal Welfare will host a special heartworm-positive dog adoption event on May 25.

Gwinnett Animal Welfare needs a hero — several heroes, to be exact.

The shelter said it is looking for people who are willing to be an “adoption hero” by adopting heartworm-positive dogs during a special event to be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 25. Staff at the shelter will provide heartworm treatment for free and offer information on continued treatment to people who adopt the dogs to help prevent future infections.

Shelter officials said the heartworm risk is higher for dogs who are strays or have been surrendered due to the possibility that they have not received veterinary care in the past.

“We are fortunate to have the ability to begin treatment for dogs that come to our shelter with heartworms,” Animal Welfare Division Director Alan Davis said in a statement. “With a little care by the right adoption hero, they can make complete recoveries and live long, happy and healthy lives.”

The shelter is located at 884 Winder Highway in Lawrenceville.

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