Delilah/Leia

Yeah, your process is the standard “Slow Kill” protocol. Delilah is really malnourished, and it is a question whether or not she could handle Slow Kill. No doubt your vets think she can, but that is an opinion. Other vets may genuinely question that opinion. The fact remains that the dog is going to get treated unless HHS vetoes the adoption. Sure, some people will adopt HW+ and not mind the 60-day isolation of the dog, but are they common? HHS just needs to ask themselves what’s in this dog’s best interest. While I sat at your counter Monday, a young single-parent family was adopting a dog. The mother had no knowledge of heartworms, or interest in prevention. She was willing to put whatever was necessary on the application to get the dog, but I wouldn’t want to bet on It staying HW-. We know why I’m trying to adopt Delilah so what are the odds that she will remain untreated? For the record, zero. The treatment just might not be Slow Kill. In fact, Slow Kill would be our fallback if Delilah started showing signs of pulmonary distress.

If that’s not enough to satisfy the spirit of HHS adoption policy, there’s nothing left for me to say. Delilah and I both lose out.

From: Priscilla Lopez [mailto:plopez@houstonhumane.org]
Sent: Tuesday, July 7, 2015 16:28
To: Scott Royall
Subject: Re: Delilah/Leia

I explained to her our Heart Worm process, and she wanted to go over a few things with you.

Priscilla Lopez

Adoption’s Supervisor

Houston Humane Society

14700 Almeda Rd. 77053

houstonhumane.org

On Tue, Jul 7, 2015 at 4:15 PM, Scott Royall <royall> wrote:

Oh, she’s out mobile today so she won’t have time to type something to me for a while. Was there an issue?

From: Priscilla Lopez [mailto:plopez]
Sent: Tuesday, July 7, 2015 16:08

To: Scott Royall
Subject: Re: Delilah/Leia

She said that she was going to contact you.

Priscilla Lopez

Adoption’s Supervisor

Houston Humane Society

14700 Almeda Rd. 77053

houstonhumane.org

On Tue, Jul 7, 2015 at 4:01 PM, Scott Royall <royall> wrote:

Do you mean has she texted me? No, why?

From: Priscilla Lopez [mailto:

plopez]
Sent: Tuesday, July 7, 2015 15:58
To: Scott Royall
Subject: Re: Delilah/Leia

Has she called you?

Priscilla Lopez

Adoption’s Supervisor

Houston Humane Society

14700 Almeda Rd. 77053

houstonhumane.org

On Tue, Jul 7, 2015 at 3:37 PM, Scott Royall <royall> wrote:

Please let me know when you get the letter.

From: Priscilla Lopez [mailto:

plopez]
Sent: Tuesday, July 7, 2015 13:06
To: Scott Royall
Subject: Re: Delilah/Leia

I have talked to her.

Priscilla Lopez

Adoption’s Supervisor

Houston Humane Society

14700 Almeda Rd. 77053

houstonhumane.org

On Tue, Jul 7, 2015 at 12:51 PM, Scott Royall <royall> wrote:

Priscilla,

FYI, my vet has been trying to reach you.

Scott

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