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Austin Pets Alive! | A Lifesaving Request from Dr. Jefferson

Jun 16, 2021

Not removed from APA!, our associates on the Bastrop County Animal Shelter reached out to us for emergency assist, as their shelter is dealing with an outbreak of distemper. All their kennels are full and the pets inside are dealing with euthanasia to make room for incoming pets. This information is devastating, and we wish to assist.

The Bastrop County Animal Shelter mentioned their biggest want is for us to assist them save the lives of 20 canines. The canines have examined optimistic and should come down with indicators of distemper. They want a spot to remain whereas recovering – so their foster properties have to don’t have any different canines or ferrets, or fully-vaccinated grownup canines with wholesome immune techniques.

These canines are pleasant and adoptable, but they’re dealing with euthanasia if they can not discover foster properties over the following 48 hours.

Distemper is a contagious illness of canines, coyotes, raccoons and different wildlife. It will probably trigger fever, lethargy, anorexia, and respiratory sickness. The virus is unfold within the respiratory secretions and urine of contaminated animals. It is simply prevented with routine vaccinations and vaccinated pets should not at nice threat (very similar to COVID). Distemper doesn’t infect home cats, individuals, pocket pets (like hamsters or sugar gliders, however does infect ferrets) or birds.

If you happen to can foster a canine within the subsequent 48 hours, please e mail [email protected] and somebody will reply immediately. If you happen to’re not in a position to foster however nonetheless wish to assist pets in Bastrop, please think about donating to their Amazon wishlist.

We’re so grateful for the generosity of the higher Austin group for opening each hearts and houses to the pets from APA!, Bastrop and anyplace there’s a want.

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