New York, May 17 (ANI): A dog in Long Island, New York, is sustaining its life on Viagra.
The 6-year-old pit bull, named Ingrid, is dependent on the sex boosting drugs for a life-threatening heart condition it suffers from.
The Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center in Huntington has been asking people to donate Viagra to save the dog, since the past two years.
A veterinarian had diagnosed the dog with heartworm disease and recommended Viagra.
"She's the first, and the only, dog that I've ever known that needs Viagra," the New York Daily News quoted Jodi Record, a spokeswoman for the shelter, as saying.
She added: "If she didn't have it, she'd most likely go back into heart failure."
Many people have come forward to donate the pills. On many occasions the shelter has received anonymous letters with a single pill enclosed.
Also, one woman gave her husband's stash of Viagra, believing he was using the pills to fire up an extramarital affair.
Record said: "She was happy to be giving it to Ingrid. As long as her husband wasn't getting it, she was happy."
Ingrid can hope to live longer if it continues to intake Viagra.
Record said: "She's such a sweet, loving dog. Some people are afraid of pit bulls, but all she's going to do is kiss them." (ANI)