BENEFITING: Tiny Paws Rescue
Sweet Juno and her two puppies were rescued by Tiny Paws after being found in a hoarding situation in Philadelphia. Juno is just a baby herself at 8 months and had no previous vet care. She delivered a boy and a girl on Independence Day, Lincoln and Liberty. The puppies were only 3 days old when then came to us and Juno was trying very hard to be a good mom. Despite her and our best efforts, Lincoln passed away on Saturday evening and Sunday morning, Liberty passed away as well. We are so very saddened by the loss of these two tiny previous lives. Juno is very depressed since the loss of her babies.. Constantly crying and looking for them. Last night she began vomitting anything that her foster mom was able to get her to eat. As the vomiting continued, Juno became more lethargic and listless. At 4:00am this morning, she was rushed to VSEC, and our worst nightmare came to fruition... Juno tested POSITIVE FOR PARVO VIRUS!! Juno has been started on the aggressive and costly treatment for Parvo. She was given antibiotics, medications for nausea/Vomiting, diarrhea and IV fluids to keep her well hydrated while she fights off this horrific disease! She has lived a neglected life at such a young age. Her frail body is also comprised due to her recent pregnancy and delivery. She is far too young to be having puppies. Juno needs a MIRACLE to pull through and beat this horrific virus! Please consider donating to help us cover the cost of treatment and give Juno the second chance at a wonderful, loved life that she deserves! We will not give up on this precious girl... She deserves a chance and we are doing everything we can for her!! Parvo Virus in dogs is a life threatening virus that is highly contagious and strikes mostly young, unvaccinated puppies. The major symptoms associated with canine parvovirus infection include severe, bloody diarrhea, lethargy, anorexia, fever, vomiting, and severe weight loss. The virus affects the body's ability to absorb nutrients, and an affected animal will quickly become dehydrated and weak from lack of protein and fluid absorption. The wet tissue of the mouth and eyes may become noticeably red and the heart may beat too rapidly. The dog may also have abdominal pain or discomfort and a low body temperature (hypothermia). Without early detection and treatment the virus is DEADLY! Only about 50% of dogs with Parvo survive and that is with expensive and very aggressive treatment!