Actually, 14 days of sustained care and a dedicated team were indispensable to bringing these furry friends back on their feet and playing joyfully around us.
These puppies were born in a work camp in Salluit, Nunavik. The camp shuts down during the vacation period. We received a call from ‘Chiots Nordiques’ to ask us to take charge of them, otherwise their future was dire and uncertain. Air inuit assumed the cost of transportation of the dogs…a litter of seven beautiful puppies made their way to our shelter.
Just a few days later, some very concerning signs started to appear : nausea, diarrhea and general weakness.
Our resident vet, Dr Rachel Dionne, quickly ran several tests.
Tests results came back: the dogs had Parvovirus, a highly contagious and potentially fatal virus, especially for puppies. Many days of intensive care were to follow in order to try and save the dogs.
We quickly observed a serious deterioration of their health. We increased our efforts, switch treatments…and crossed our fingers. We remain confident in spite of the overall fatigue setting in … and it worked : we save them all !!
Mutual support is one of our core values. It kicks in as soon as we begin working with our partners, such as ‘Chiots Nordiques’, and help animals in need, regardless of their point of origin.
This story is a prime example of the common situations we face. Parvovirus is a frequent problem amongst puppy populations, and its treatment easily runs in and around $ 5,500.
Your support is priceless. It’s essentially thanks to donor that we are able to provide the necessary support and care to animals who entirely depend on us for their survival and eventual adoption.
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