Have extra Viagra pills lying around the house? If you do, then Ingrid, a 4-year-old pit bull, needs them.
Ingrid was rescued in April by a Long Island animal shelter after being near death from heartworms. A vet suggested giving Viagra to Ingrid to keep her blood vessels open.
â€œWe were really worried she wouldnâ€™t make it,â€ Stein said during a phone interview with WNBC.com. â€œThere was such a turnaround after or week or so of the Viagra; she just became a new dog. She perked up and was lively, just like any other dog.â€
More on Ingrid and how Viagra has saved her life after the jump.
Now, the shelter is seeking Viagra donations from local residents to help keep Ingrid alive. The shelter cannot afford to pay $10 for each Viagra pill that Ingrid needs on a daily basis.
â€œIf 200 people could send us just one pill, that would be good for seven months,â€ Stein [a spokesperson for the shelter] said.
Stein said that when Ingrid is adopted, the shelter will provide a lifetime supply of Viagra to the owner.
The shelter is also accepting cash donations to purchase the little blue pills.
â€œIngrid is a sweetheart of a dog that anyone would be proud or happy to own,â€ Stein said.