Sunday, October 11, 2009
We are hoping and praying
the adoption drive at the Summit Subang Jaya went on well. All the puppies put up for adoption had been tested for viruses, including distemper, the evening before. All had tested negative and were robust and active.
Off all the puppies put up for adoption, only four were born to a stray mum who had been rescued and boarded at a veterinary clinic pending adoption.
The others were all rescued of the streets and a couple were also rescued from a garbage dump.
We will remind the adopters to deworm them a few more times but our main worry is for them to remain healthy.
We had done our best over the three weeks that they were with us by giving them vitamins, immune boosters as well as feeding nutritious food.
But experience tells us that the puppies need to make through all three vaccinations before they are really safe.
We have so far given them all the first shot.
Stray puppies have poor immune systems and we hope it does not crash. We have also reminded adopters not to take them out to public places until all shots have been completed.
Now that this batch is out, we have undertaken a batch of ten puppies which have all tested positive for distemper but the testes show that the infection is slight.
So, we will be spending the next three weeks fighting to save the lives of our new batch of puppies and we hope they will all be well enough by our next adoption drive.
The vets tell us that there is an parvo and distemper epidemic going on and sadly its the strays that are badly hit.
Two weeks ago we found and old stray walking in circles and frothing in the mouth. We managed to get him to a vet where he was admitted but the poor dog died the following day.
The vet says it was distemper.
So, please pray with us that the puppies adopted out today will all be fine and the new ones will successfully emerge healed and well like our Victor and Patches.