My daughter Theresa and I adopted our first Basset Tucker from Tri-State about 3 years ago. Tucker was 9 years old and so perfect and sweet. We only had him a year and lost him to cancer. I felt like we had Tucker forever and missed him so much. Then we saw Leon. He looked a lot like Tucker but a little younger and was positive for heart worm. I was uneducated at the time about heart worm. I spoke with my vet and became more educated in heart worm. We now have had Leon for 2 years. He is heart worm free and I wouldn’t give anything in the world for him!