We were super excited to be able to give 10 puppies a new chance at life after coming so close to death, but sometimes life throws in unexpected challenges. Late yesterday afternoon we began to notice that these two puppies were struggling and were not happy and carefree like their travelling buddies. They began to be sullen and lethargic and we knew something was wrong.
We first discovered that they had an extreme case of worms. You normally see that in their feces, but they began to vomit worms as well and one poor buddy even had worms out of his nose. Absolutely totally hearbreaking. As we continued to observe them, we feared there might be more going on here than just worms.
After rushing them to Woodlake animal hospital, it was discovered that both tested positive for Parvo.
They were extremely dehydrated and needed fluids and started treatment. Since that time another one of these puppies have tested positive for Parvo. (and another showing possible signs. They are receiving preventative treatment)
Once we commit to an animal (or a group of animals), we don't give up, even when the situation is dire. So now...we are stuck with a dilemma. We have these puppies hospitalized and hanging on for life, more possibly in need, as well as this sweet doggo, Bella, who we took in when her owner was forced to move due to dire financial needs, and had no place for this sweet miss. And she is riddled with heartworms.
And to top it all off, it is only a few days until Christmas.
We hate asking for help this time of year, but without you, these doggos do not have a chance.
Would you consider helping us with this crew? Whether your gift is $5, $20, $200, or $500, every bit of support matters and makes a huge difference. And we also can't stress enough how much it helps when you share on your social media channels. There are others who want to be a hero for these sweet dogs, but they can't until they know their story.
$4000 is an estimate of what the care will entail, both what has already been done and what will need to be done in the weeks to come. If more puppies in this group come down with parvo, or the situation changes, it could impact the final cost as well. We commit to updating through each stage of their journey. Any extra funds above the cost will go to the daily life saving work of the Bella Foundation.
If you don't already follow us on social media, you can find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BellaSPCA or Instagram at www.instagram.com/bellaspca.
Thank you in advance for stepping out with us to save them, and we look forward to sharing each step of the healing journey.
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