I made the "Does she look like a pit bull?" Post that you all were so helpful in.
We did adopt her from the kill shelter on May 5. I took her to the vet the next day for her shots and overall health check.
She tested positive for parvo virus. It was devastating. We couldn't afford the treatment, it would have been anywhere from $700 to $1,000. Our option was to take her back to the pound where she would be put down.
When I called the pound to inform them that they had a parvo case and needed to care for their other dogs, the guy had no pity for our puppy or our kids who already loved her. He told me we could bring her back for a refund then he hung up on me.
I couldn't stand the thought of taking her back there so I stayed up all night and found a parvo puppy icu! They rescue parvo positive pound puppies, Give them the best medical care and eventually homes if they survive. I asked them if they could sponsor her treatment.
They would treat her, But I wouldn't be able to take her home. They would have to adopt her out to recoup her costs.
It was heartbreaking, but it was her only chance. So on Wednesday my oldest and I made the 4 hour trip to the clinic.
When we got there, the receptionist told me our fees were covered! If our puppy survived we would get to take her home! I'm 95% sure my best friend paid for her treatment. I still can't believe it.
Today is our baby girl's second solid day in treatment and her first day eating food since Monday. I'm hopeful, But realistic. Parvo can be a deadly disease. I miss our puppy. But I am so thankful I found the organization abd that I have the best best friend in the world.
I just had to share it. Please send some positive thoughts for my Amelia.
Update 5/11: She was able to eat a little more today and has not vomited all day. The vet sounds very hopeful.