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This story was originally shared on The Animal Rescue Site. Submit your own rescue story here. Your story just might be the next to be featured on our blog!On October 20, a good human found seven puppies huddled together on the side of a road next to traffic in South Tacoma.
PHOTO: LINDSEY HEANEY
The puppies were brought to the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County for care. They arrived sick and lethargic, with some experiencing bloody diarrhea.
After thorough veterinary exams and tests, all seven of the puppies tested positive for parvovirus, a deadly and contagious virus that affects the gastrointestinal tract. There is no cure for this viral disease and the shelter has seen over a dozen cases of it this year.
The shelter’s veterinary team began working tirelessly to administer medication, fluids, critical care, and food.
PHOTO: LINDSEY HEANEY
Sadly, four of the puppies were too sick and lost their battle to the disease within three days. However, the shelter’s veterinary team continues to do all they can to help the three remaining puppies survive.
Medical care will be needed for the surviving puppies as they battle the virus. Donations are being accepted on the shelter’s website.
To learn more about their story, check out the video below.
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Story submitted by Lindsey Heaney from Tacoma, Washington.
This story was originally shared on The Animal Rescue Site. Share your very own rescue story here!