Since 2008, Austin Pets Alive! has been treating parvovirus, saving nearly 8,000 lives. This is all thanks to APA’s efforts with Parvo Puppy ICU, which was created because over 90% of puppies that contract parvovirus without proper treatment will die as a result of the disease. Many puppies come from APA’s rescue partners and need immediate treatment.
Through Parvo Puppy ICU, thousands of puppies have been saved because of APA’s clinic staff, adopters in and around Austin, and the people and companies who donate to the ICU’s work. Just recently, six puppies were adopted on the last day of APA’s push to get parvovirus survivors adopted and another six, including Nola who is pictured, went home with fosters. Within eight days, over 50 puppies were adopted as well as dozens of dogs, kittens and cats.
If you would like to contribute to APA’s efforts to save the animals of Austin, consider adopting, fostering, volunteering or donating. One way to support the Parvo Puppy ICU is to sign up for their 11th annual Paddle for Puppies event, which is sponsored by Austin Subaru and hosted by Rowing Dock. This event will be held on May 15th, and you can register online.
Austin Pets Alive! hopes to provide every adopted pet with the best preventative health care, and they’ve partnered with Thrive Pet Healthcare to do so. Through this partnership, adopted pets can be enrolled in an annual Thrive Plus membership, having the first six months free. Pets will have the option to get unlimited free exams and other benefits. More information can be found on their website.
Let’s keep those tails wagging and hearts happy!