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 offer.

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 constructive for Parvovirus—a extremely contagious, life-threatening virus that’s thought-about a loss of life sentence at many animal shelters. Fortuitously for the pet, APA! was prepared to assist save his life. As a rescue that operates one of many nation’s solely Parvo ICUs, APA! has handled almost 1,000 parvo constructive canine a 12 months. The Parvo ICU tackles high-risk circumstances, as soon as thought-about inconceivable to deal with within the shelter surroundings, that different shelters are unable to deal with as a result of extremely contagious nature of the virus. Slowly however absolutely, APA! has set a precedent nationwide for treating parvovirus within the shelter setting, proving that it’s doable to save lots of extra lives than as soon as thought doable.

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 instant

Kayak was so sick throughout his first week of remedy that he didn’t present any indicators of his character. Slowly however absolutely, below the cautious remedy of APA! employees and volunteers, Kayak’s true wiggly and joyful self started to blossom. As he began gaining weight and recovering from his bout with parvovirus, Kayak started looking for consideration from his human caretakers, wagging his tail emphatically to guests and providing candy kisses to his buddies.

Inside no time, adoption purposes for the joyful boy started to stream in. Kayak quickly discovered a loving house the place he’s now free to change into his full outgoing, candy self. And whereas Kayak resides his greatest life, dozens of different APA! parvovirus survivors are nonetheless searching for success tales of their very own. Although adopting a parvo survivor could sound scary, it’s important to know that puppies like Kayak aren’t any completely different from every other pet and stay lengthy, joyful, wholesome lives with few to no further concerns or care necessities.

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

Kayak is a survivor, because of the super efforts of the sort human who saved him from his floating field and the devoted employees 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 way of fixed innovation, compassion, and revolutionary lifesaving packages.

When you’re occupied with serving to our lifesaving efforts:

Donate to assist APA! by clicking right here.

To undertake or sponsor a parvovirus warrior like Kayak, take a look at our canine presently accessible for foster or adoption by clicking right here.

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