we have ten puppies at our half-way home in Klang that are down with distemper. Two little ones are doing poorly, one four month old puppy is coughing and has red spots in its belly whilst the rest appear to be tired and eat very little.
We are feeding them high protein food as well as giving them antibiotics, vitamins, imune boosters, chicken essence and whatever else we can think off.
We are desperately in need of volunteers who can come and help us in the evenings in Klang to administer these things to the puppies.
Since they eat very little, we have to also look into force feeding the puppies. Currently we are force feeding them the chicken essence.
The caretakers will do the morning and evening rounds and I find that they are dead tired by the time the evening round comes and I'm afraid that they would cross-contaminate due to tiredness.
It is also an emotionally trying time for all of us.
We need volunteers who will commit to help us over the next ten days which are crucial in ensuring that the puppies do not take a turn for the worse.
Do write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 019-3576477 if you can at least spare one evening to come down to Klang to help us. We are desperate.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
RED ALERT! DISTEMPER ALERT!