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Twelve sick and abused puppies!
It was not a good situation. Twelve puppies being sold, illegally. Two sold, when the other 10 got sick. Parvo.
Of those three have died, but the rescue (Our Family Paws Rescue, a 501c3) has gotten the seven treatment at Fix Long Beach, and five have been responding very well, two are still quite sick, but have a good chance.
These poor puppies were covered in ticks, and in a back yard in Riverside County, California in 100 degree weather with no water and no food. You can see their condition in the photos below. The rescue is going to make a full report to the authorities, but so far has only been able to get the puppies, the mother and two other senior dogs are still at the property and they are working to get them first. So we do not want to go into too much detail until all the animals at the location are safe.
So many ticks on every puppy:
Parvo causes dehydration, and the body cannot absorb nutrients from food, which means it was doubly difficult that all these puppies were so dehydrated and starved when they got sick! They had no reserves! Frankly it is amazing that 7 have survived.
In that yard in Riverside:
The rescue is in dire financial straights though, the treatment PER PUPPY is $1850 for four days. They have been in the vet for nine days right now as we write this, and it will probably come close to 12-15 days by the time they can all leave. The bill is expected to be well over $15,000 that Our Family Paws just does not have.
You support rescues who do good work, and save dogs from terrible conditions. Our Family Paws has a long record of doing so, often with very bad cases out of Mexico and also here in the US. Support them with a donation. 100% of your donation goes to the puppies for their care!