Meg, Cliff, Norm, Jake & Duke- Wisconsin Family and Lyme Disease
When I was bit and infected with Lyme disease over 17 years ago, I never knew how that incident would shape my life. Right after I was bit I lost my 6 year old dog Nasa that I know was surely from tick borne disease complications. When I started Illinois Birddog Rescue- it was because of the need to help homeless, abused and neglected American Field Bred English Pointers. My journey in helping these dogs led me to meet Dr. Hanover at the Animal Hospital of Gurnee who helped me learn about better tick borne disease screening. Today we test each and every incoming rescue dog, puppy, cat and kitten and our infection rate is nearly at 100%. My instincts to help these infected pets is uncanny and with all the research I have done and noting certain behavior issues, I have helped many friends and volunteers find the help they needed when there is a suspicion of Lyme disease. Here is the story of one of my special friends and adopters-- Meg Hoffman. Please read and share- it may offer you some hope.