Four dogs suffering from the deadly parvovirus are the latest canines to be in the care of Manitoba Underdogs Rescue.
The eight-week-old puppies are being treated at the Southglen Veterinary Hospital, but the rescue says they will require about $4,000 in care.
“These little guys are in the fight of their life,” said MUR executive director Jessica Hansen. “We’re trying to provide them with every opportunity to live long happy lives, but the expenses are overwhelming.”
Forte, Cadence, Opus, and Presto were rushed to the rescue last weekend from a northern community. They are emaciated, dehydrated, and will require plasma transfusions to try and save their lives.
The symptoms of canine parvovirus are lethargy, severe vomiting, loss of appetite and diarrhea that can lead to life-threatening dehydration.
Donations are now being accepted at Southglen Veterinary Hospital (730 St Anne’s Road) and on the Manitoba Underdogs website.