Dog of the Month

Dog of the Month

Joe Spratley, President and CEO of JJS Technical Service located in Schaumburg, Illinois , has generously sponsored a dog of ours for each month of the entire year of 2014.  Joe offered this support as way to bring awareness to the plight of unwanted dogs and puppies and as a way to give back to the community.

Heartworm Disease or HW+ (Heartworm Positive) dogs are one area that Safe Haven Dog Rescue encounters regularly.  Heartworm treatment generally costs over $1000 to treat, however SHDR has a phenomenal veterinary partner that allows us to treat these dogs at a reduced cost.  These dogs are typically owner surrendered or found as strays once their owners learn they have Heartworm.  It’s not surprising, but because the treatment for heartworms is expensive and time-consuming, this usually means a death sentence for the shelter dog.

Heartworm treatment is challenging for our dogs and their foster family and it takes a special dedication to take this on. These dogs were otherwise healthy, but without this treatment they would not survive as shelters may automatically euthanize dogs that are heart worm positive.

Because of Joe’s generosity, Safe Haven Dog Rescue was able to treat many more Heartworm Positive dogs this year than we ever imagined possible.  These dogs owe their life to him.  A heartfelt thank you to Joe Spratley and the entire JJS Technical Services family for helping those that have no voice.


 JJS Technical Services

1900 E. Golf Road, Suite 950

Schaumburg, Illinois 60173