Help Pablo Beat Distemper

Pablo is a 1 year old maltese rescue that I adopted a month ago. A local rescue group pulled him from an animal hoarder. Since I've had him, I've learned that he loves belly scratches, neck nuzzles, and has come a long way in learning to trust people again. Unfortunately, three weeks ago he started to get sick. I found out this week that he has distemper. Distemper is very rare and fatal in many cases. Rather than euthanize him, I've decided to do everything I can to give him the best chance at survival. If he survives this critical period, he can live a long and happy life. Hospitalization is his best chance at survival. I have already invested thousands towards his care. It will take an additional $2,500+ to keep him hospitalized. If you're able, I'm asking for your support to give this little nugget a fighting chance. 

Thank you so much for taking the time to read. I will continue to update this page with Pablo's progress. 

In gratitude, 
Erika + Pablo

33561112_1539151355882569_r.jpegI visit Pablo daily at the hospital. His treatment is intensive and requires that he's quarantined :(

33561112_1539151518958367_r.jpegHere Pablo is stretching his legs while I visit

33561112_1538957128485234_r.jpegPablo loves basking in the sun at Dolores

33561112_1538957562263849_r.jpegPablo showing off his big amber eyes

33561112_1538957718326832_r.jpegPablo loves getting scratches - even at the hospital 

33561112_1538959765748186_r.jpegPablo finds confidence in canine company due to his hoarding background

33561112_1538957768876959_r.jpegThe day I adopted Pablo

33561112_153895809415459_r.jpegPablo frolicking at the dog park
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Erika Ruiz 
San Francisco, CA
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