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 going through an outbreak of distemper. All their kennels are full and the pets inside are going through euthanasia to make room for incoming pets. This information is devastating, and we need to assist.

The Bastrop County Animal Shelter mentioned their best 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 houses must don’t have any different canines or ferrets, or fully-vaccinated grownup canines with wholesome immune methods.

These canines are pleasant and adoptable, but they’re going through euthanasia if they can not discover foster houses over the subsequent 48 hours.

Distemper is a contagious illness of canines, coyotes, raccoons and different wildlife. It might 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 will not be at nice danger (very similar to COVID). Distemper doesn’t infect home cats, individuals, pocket pets (like hamsters or sugar gliders, however does infect ferrets) or birds.

When you can foster a canine within the subsequent 48 hours, please electronic mail [email protected] and somebody will reply immediately. When you’re not in a position to foster however nonetheless need to assist pets in Bastrop, please take into account 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 wherever there’s a want.



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