Heartworm positive dog with bucket list passes away, Animal Charity says

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Marnie from Animal Charity 1

(WKBN) – A heartworm positive dog that Animal Charity created a bucket list for has died. 

The dog, named Marnie, was rescued with her two dog siblings on Jan. 30. The dogs were found chained outside on the -2-degree day. Windchill was estimated at -25-degrees.

Owners of the charity say the dogs were skinny and needed medical care.

Marnie was tested with highly-positive heartworm and complications. Animal Charity reached out to the community to help Marnie complete a bucket list before passing away.

Unfortunately, Animal Charity posted on Facebook Sunday night that Marnie was not able to finish all of the items on the list. 

We went in to the weekend with high hopes that we would be able to complete all the items on Marnie’s bucket list. But, unfortunately it was not to be. Saturday afternoon Marnie took a quick turn for the worse. Her breathing was much more labored and she was showing signs of distress. We did what we could to see if she could make another turn around but it was too much for her. We let her go surrounded by 5 of her staff, with as many stuffy’s as she could carry to her bed. She didn’t get to do everything on her bucket list, but she got to enjoy everything she did do. More than anything, she was surrounded by love.

We are so grateful for the outpouring of support for Marnie. She got lots of ice cream, a sleep over, many treats and lots of love since we posted her story.”

Animal Charity said heartworm can be prevented with the right treatment. If you need help with testing for heartworm, contact Animal Charity at their website

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