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My bff just adopted a rescue puppy THIS WEEKEND and he has pavo. The rescue group is only supported on donations and can’t afford to help with treatment, so either she has to shell out her own money, or know that if the shelter takes him back, he’ll probably be put down. She has a big heart and is taking the financial burden on herself, but it’s both expensive, and at a pretty bad time.
Here’s her text below.
"I dont have kids.
I have loves. Puppy loves. Dog children
This is Stormy. We rescued him from a rescue center last weekend and this week he started displaying symptoms of ParvoVirus and had to be hospitalized. Im not going to make you, I dont even care if you think this is lame. But vet bills are expensive, we did not know we adopted a sick dog. We are looking into as much care and treatment as we can. If you have a spare $5 or even want to share and signal boost, my fiance and I would be grateful. This was unexpected and Ive never had a dog get so sick on me.
Paypal donations if you are generous can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Rescue dogs have the best hearts. This little guy is a pure lover. Share and pass on please.”
Some of you guys might want to know how this ended… so far, it’s a happy ending!
"Sunday night Stormy was a bundle of hyper and giggles and love.
He refused the subcutaneous injection and out of fear of stabbing something important I didnt push the issue, and just gave him water. He was eating heartily and happily.
We did take him to the vet monday morning and they gave him a clean bill of health!
Other than being underweight he is a happy dog.
They dewormed him and checked and he is in fact heartworm negative. We set up an appointment next month for his next round of booster shots and brought him home. He and Gypsy are going to be kinda isolated for a while, because, well, Im paranoid now. But thats why there is the two of them!
We have Stormy on Blue Buffalo Large Breed puppy chow and Im looking into some of the organic grain-free wet dog foods to mix in with his dry food to bulk him up. My goal is to get him up to looking healthy ASAP.
When we adopted Gypsy she was underweight, I just assumed shelters etc, stressed dogs out. But it turns out Stormy was never truely de-wormed until we got him.
He had a bad case of hook worms. But we are letting the vet deworm him and so far she says with success that he has lost most of them on this pass. Because he just went through nasty awful parvo, Im not going to do over-the-counter de-wormers and just let the vet tell me when.
I dont want to hurt his tiny tummy.
Over the weekend I reached out to the rescue center to find out why he was in the poor state he was in. We found out some additional information. First of all… In their fancy contract they agree to sell puppies “As Is”
We never had any one go over the contract with us.
Regardless of what your contract says, you also cannot lie and say “The dog is in perfect health!” And then proceed to sell a puppy that has potentially unknown diseases and has not been dewormed.
We found out he was returned to the agency before they adopted him out to us. He didnt fit in with some other family. That is all well and good but the recue agency did NOT follow proper quarantine protocol. They should have held him for a minimum of 2 weeks to make sure signs of parvo didnt arise. We got him a week after he was returned to them.
The agency has lied, and over all been total doucebags. They refused to refund the full amount of his adoption fee and flat out refused to pay for his treatment saying that “Its not their responsibility” Although they voided their own contract, he was supposed to be dewormed, and he was not.
He was supposed to be quarantined and monitored for Parvo, and he was not.
Im really glad we have him, he is going to get a better home than he probably would in most places. But that said. Winddragon and I try to live within our means. We have the money to support two dogs, but not to support $1000+ vet bills.
Which is why we owe a HUGE deal of thanks to the furry community. Who really showed a slice of humanity in a pretty inhumane world.
thank you all.
We will not need all of the money to cover his treatment and are going over it all and will be issuing partial refunds via paypal to everyone who donated.
You have all been outstanding!
Im working on compiling a large amount of Stormy and Gypsy pictures to share with you guys. Both our dogs are little rescue beasts and they are just the best.
Enjoy this video.
THANK YOU!! <3 <3”