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The Oklahoma Parvo Puppies Need Your Help Now!

By Susan Rosenberg, Director of International Animal Programs

When Compassionate Animal Rescue Efforts workers pulled and saved a pregnant mom dog from a crowded shelter, they had no idea what was to come. After a normal pregnancy and delivery, all 11 pups were doing well. In fact, as soon as they were old enough, seven were adopted to loving families. Somehow three of the final four pups were showing signs of the parvo disease. No one knows how this could have happened, but there it was. None of the already adopted puppies and the fourth of the litter left at the shelter were infected, thank goodness.For several days the three little pups were hospitalized. This was very hard for the shelter workers and volunteers. After almost losing two of them, their foster mom was so scared. You see this wasn’t the first brush with death for little Ross (one of the three). Ross was the first born to a first-time mom. She just looked at little Ross and did nothing. The puppy still in the birth sac was getting cold and non-responsive. Luckily foster mom is a nurse! She knew what to do. She was able to revive the newborn and surprisingly mama dog was great with the next 10 puppies born that day.

You can be a part of this noble cause. Click here to learn more about the Oklahoma puppies in desperate need of your help!

We can only imagine how foster mom felt when she learned of the parvovirus. Knowing fostering is temporary and oh so important that the fosters learn how to be a part of a real family, it’s sometimes hard to let go. Letting go is important too, it makes room for more foster pets in their home.Parvovirus, as well as other illnesses, can take a toll on a rescues or shelter’s finances. Often something like this with three puppies being affected, the shelter cannot take in any others from kill shelters due to lack of funds. This is the main reason I’m so honored to be able to help through GreaterGood.org and The Animal Rescue Site. Because of caring folks like you, we can grant funds to cover these unexpected medical expenses. This allows our partner shelters and rescues to continue saving lives that are adoptable if cured or managed.

You can be a part of this noble cause. Click here to learn more about the Oklahoma puppies in desperate need of your help!

by susanrosenberg, April 16, 2018