Austin Pets Alive! | #AmplifyLifesaving for Pets Like Elton

Mar 01, 2022

Elton was born in Bastrop, Texas, and was dropped at their shelter when he was only a child. When he was rescued, it was quickly discovered that Elton had a really extreme case of Parvovirus and nearly didn’t survive. Our Parvo ICU took him in and saved Elton from these horrible circumstances.

Parvo is a canine life-threatening virus that quickly infects the dividing cells in a canine’s physique, most severely within the intestinal tract. The virus is extremely contagious and resistant and may survive within the floor for as much as a yr. Many signs of the virus are lethargy, vomiting, lack of urge for food, and diarrhea. These signs can result in very dangerous dehydration.

The easiest way to stop Parvo as it’s most prone to younger puppies is vaccination. Vaccines are crucial to stop your pup from this virus.

Since APA! opened its Parvo Pet ICU again in 2008, we’ve saved almost 8,000 lives! We’re proud to say we now have an 88% save price within the ICU. Earlier than when these canine have been instantly euthanized within the shelter, they now get to go on and stay lengthy and wholesome lives like Elton is doing!

As Elton was cleared and in search of an adoptive household or foster house, the Reynolds household was new to Austin and determined they wished a brand new buddy whereas additionally wanting to save lots of a pup’s life. They got here to APA!, fell in love with Elton, and adopted him in September of 2021. He’s now a cheerful boy residing in a heat, loving house together with his adopter and the transformation this boy has acquired is superb! The Reynolds household gushed, “Elton is a candy light boy. He’s our greatest buddy. We by no means knew might love something the best way we love him.”

Whenever you #AmplifyLifesaving for APA!, you enable us to assist and save extra pups like Elton and proceed with our Parvo ICU so we are able to take care of pups contaminated with this horrible virus. Each donation can be doubled to assist save extra lives! Will you #AmplifyLifesaving today?

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