Parvo can be deadly, but puppies can survive Parvo! Of course, the best thing to do is prevent it in the first place with good husbandry and vaccinations. These three darling puppies were lucky enough to be surrendered to Animal Doctors to the Rescue. With great veterinary care and loving support by volunteers they pulled through and are now in their forever homes. Meet Jasper, Archie, Taz, and Fern!
This beautiful 8-month old pup was brought to us to be put to sleep by her owners because she had Parvo Virus. Instead, they turned the responsibility of her care over to us and she came through it just fine!! Now recovered, healthy, and happy, she is thriving in her fur-ever home with a brother who looks almost exactly like her!!
This precious little girl was found in a ditch on the road side with facial trauma and a severe upper respiratory infection. She was actually brought to us by a man who was homeless! She recovered for 3 months at a Foster’s home and is now thriving with her forever family!
Scruffy was seen in the mouth of a Large Dog (or coyote) off the side of a freeway. When a Good Samaritan approached, Scruffy was dropped and the person brought him to Animal Doctors to the RESCUE. Scruffy was in shock from loss of blood and had bilateral mandibular fractures…. both sides of his jaw were broken. He was taken to AZ Veterinary Dentists for specialized oral surgery and, after months of recovery and lots of TLC from his foster family, he has completely healed and is a happy loving boy.
Callie was found dying on Falcon Field and brought in as a stray, presumably the victim of a coyote or large dog attack. She initially was stabilized to prevent death from the severe blood loss and dehydration. Once stabilized, a consultation was completed with a Veterinary orthopedic surgeon and it was determined to be in her best interest to amputate her severely fragmented and fractured rear leg. After months of rehabilitative care, she now thrives in her forever home!
Chewy was presented to the Rescue for care following extensive dog bite wounds and prolapse of his eye from his socket due to the trauma. He underwent surgery to repair all wounds including the prolapsed right eye. Thankfully, Chewy has normal vision in both eyes and now lives in Illinois with his forever family!
Gizmo was brought in as a stray found on the side of the road. He had facial trauma and a degloving injury to his lower lip where the skin had been separated from the jaw. Based on these injuries, the doctors believe he was thrown from a car. Successful surgery and aftercare led to him being adopted to his forever home!
Oscar was diagnosed with Parvo as a baby and couldn’t even stand when he was brought to the doctors. The owners were going to put him to sleep. We took over his care and after many days of Intensive Care, he survived and is thriving in his forever home!
Bella was brought to us with a life threatening gastrointestinal virus 3 weeks of age. She had severe dehydration, vomiting, diarrhea and failure to thrive. Most of her litter mates all died. ADR was able to successfully treat her with 24 hour care, IV Fluids and IV Antibiotics. Today she is a very happy adult in her new home!
Winston was brought to us with a life threatening, autoimmune illness at the age of 6 weeks, weighing only 9 pounds. He presented with the inability to walk or even stand. Following an exam by Dr. Knowles of Veterinary Neurological Center, he was diagnosed with Polyradiculoneuritis, an unusual autoimmune disease of dogs. Winston required many months of care to strengthen his muscles and teach him to walk again. With the help of swim therapy by Jeffrey Flocker and Canine Physical Rehabilitation of the Southwest LLC, a wheel chair, braces on his front legs and 24/7 care by our doctors who fostered him for his first several months, he learned to walk and then run! Now, Winston is one year old and is thriving in his forever home at 140 pounds!
Nicky was presented to us at 17 weeks of age and diagnosed with a severe heart murmur. The owner could not take on the burden of care and turned the responsibility over to us. She was taken to Veterinary Cardiologist, Dr. Church, for an echocardiogram. Unfortunately, Nicky was diagnosed with 4 life threatening heart defects that cannot be repaired and are expected to result in sudden death or heart failure. Knowing this, her forever family adopted her and are giving her the best life possible and she continues to outlive all our expectations!!
At the age of 12 days old, Neera developed a bone infection that required amputation of her rear leg in order to save her life. Her owners declined to care for her, but fortunately allowed Animal Doctors to the RESCUE to help her. After several weeks of bottle feeding, IV Fluids, IV Antibiotics, wound care and learning to walk, she eventually recovered and found her forever home!