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Austin Pets Alive! | This APA! pet was discovered floating down a river…

Oct 25, 2022

In early October, Austin Pets Alive! acquired a name from one other Texas shelter–– a person had simply are available with a pet he’d discovered floating in a field alongside the river, and he wanted assist the shelter was unequipped to supply.

A photograph taken by the one that discovered Kayak.

Why was the shelter unable to assist this lovable little pet? As a result of the 2-month-old had examined optimistic for Parvovirus—a extremely contagious, life-threatening virus that’s thought-about a dying sentence at many animal shelters. Luckily for the pet, APA! was prepared to assist save his life. As a rescue that operates one of the country’s only Parvo ICUs, APA! has handled almost 1,000 parvo optimistic canines a yr. The Parvo ICU tackles high-risk instances, as soon as thought-about inconceivable to deal with within the shelter setting, that different shelters are unable to deal with as a result of extremely contagious nature of the virus. Slowly however certainly, APA! has set a precedent nationwide for treating parvovirus within the shelter setting, proving that it’s potential to save lots of extra lives than as soon as thought potential.

After a two-hour drive to Austin, Kayak arrived at APA! torpid and pale. Medical clinic supervisor Lauren Heymann instantly acknowledged that the tiny pup was crashing and that he wanted quick

Kayak was so sick throughout his first week of remedy that he didn’t present any indicators of his persona. Slowly however certainly, below the cautious remedy of APA! workers and volunteers, Kayak’s true wiggly and glad self started to blossom. As he began gaining weight and recovering from his bout with parvovirus, Kayak started in search of consideration from his human caretakers, wagging his tail emphatically to guests and providing candy kisses to his pals.

Inside no time, adoption functions for the glad boy started to stream in. Kayak quickly discovered a loving house the place he’s now free to grow to be his full outgoing, candy self. And whereas Kayak resides his finest life, dozens of different APA! parvovirus survivors are nonetheless on the lookout for success tales of their very own. Though adopting a parvo survivor could sound scary, it’s important to know that puppies like Kayak aren’t any totally different from another pet and stay lengthy, glad, wholesome lives with few to no extra concerns or care necessities.

Kayak with a member of the APA! staff
Kayak with a member of the APA! workers

Kayak is a survivor, due to the large efforts of the sort human who saved him from his floating field and the devoted workers at APA! who nursed him again to well being. Much more importantly, he’s a wholesome, wiggly boy who’s able to expertise all that life has to supply in his new house–– and we’re so extremely thrilled for him!

Kayak with his new family.
Kayak together with his new household.

However the work of APA! by no means stops–– as long as animals like Kayak and different puppies with parvo need assistance, APA! will proceed to problem the established order by fixed innovation, compassion, and revolutionary lifesaving applications.

In case you’re inquisitive about serving to our lifesaving efforts:

Donate to assist APA! by clicking here.

To undertake or sponsor a parvovirus warrior like Kayak, take a look at our canines at the moment obtainable for foster or adoption by clicking here.

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