Marilyn's Voice, Inc. is a 501c3non profit organization
registered in the state of Ohio.
Check out our 2014 video!
So You Think Your Dog Doesn’t need Heartworm Prevention or Testing?
Meet Lila. Lila is an adorable and sweet Beagle rescued by Marilyn’s Voice in December. Lila tested heartworm positive at theshelter where she was taken after roaming the streets in Central Ohio. Unfortunately, Lila is like thousands of other dogs in this state battling heartworm due to neglect. Pictured is Lila being injected with Immiticide, an arsenic based medication that kills the eggs, larvae and adult worms of the heartworms. The injections are deep and very painful to the dog in treatment. In addition, although Immiticide does not harm the dog being treated, the dead and dying heartworms can cause great damage to major organs like the liver, kidneys, heart and lungs.
Heartworm is a completely avoidable disease with monthly preventative that is relatively inexpensive (approximately $12-20/month depending on size). Heartworm is spread to dogs, cats and wildlife through a mosquito bite from an infected mosquito. Heartworm was generally feared in warm, coastal states, but has spread throughout the US and has been reported in every state. The fact that heartworm is preventable through monthly prevention makes it a necessity for responsible owners.
We at Marilyn’s Voice have rescued several heartworm positive dogs and have seen the pain they have endured during treatment to save their lives. We feel strongly that no dog should endure heartworm treatment due to an owner’s neglect. For this simple fact, we will deny any applicant that cannot show proof through their veterinarian’s records that they have heartworm tested their dog annually and purchased monthly heartworm preventative. These are the guidelines set forth by The American Heartworm Society and you can read more at their website: http://www.heartwormsociety.org/
Permit us to introduce our
New Mascot - Betty Davis!
Please welcome Betty Davis to Marilyn's Voice as the new spokespup. Although Betty looks so cute and healthy now, when she first arrived it was a different story. Betty was used as a breeder in a puppy mill where she, along with hundreds of others, lived in a wire cage and had no social interaction. Betty would only know the four walls of that cage for the three years she was used as a breeder, never able to enjoy running on grass, enjoying TLC from humans or playing with toys. Read Betty's complete story here...>
To rescue, rehabilitate and find loving homes for severely neglected and abused dogs
from commercial kennels, puppy mills and other unfortunate situations; to eliminate the
puppy mill industry in Ohio by raising awareness through education, outreach, protests and
other events; to help individuals find responsible ways to acquire dogs as companion animals.