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Austin Pets Alive! | A Lifesaving Request from Dr. Jefferson


Jun 16, 2021

Not removed from APA!, our associates on the Bastrop County Animal Shelter reached out to us for emergency assist, as their shelter is dealing with an outbreak of distemper. All their kennels are full and the pets inside are dealing with euthanasia to make room for incoming pets. This information is devastating, and we need to assist.

The Bastrop County Animal Shelter mentioned their best want is for us to assist them save the lives of 20 canine. The canine have examined constructive and should come down with indicators of distemper. They want a spot to remain whereas recovering – so their foster properties must haven’t any different canine or ferrets, or fully-vaccinated grownup canine with wholesome immune programs.

These canine are pleasant and adoptable, but they’re dealing with euthanasia if they can’t discover foster properties over the subsequent 48 hours.

Distemper is a contagious illness of canine, coyotes, raccoons and different wildlife. It will probably trigger fever, lethargy, anorexia, and respiratory sickness. The virus is unfold within the respiratory secretions and urine of contaminated animals. It is simply prevented with routine vaccinations and vaccinated pets usually are not at nice danger (very similar to COVID). Distemper doesn’t infect home cats, individuals, pocket pets (like hamsters or sugar gliders, however does infect ferrets) or birds.

In case you can foster a canine within the subsequent 48 hours, please e-mail [email protected] and somebody will reply instantly. In case you’re not in a position to foster however nonetheless need to assist pets in Bastrop, please take into account donating to their Amazon wishlist.

We’re so grateful for the generosity of the higher Austin neighborhood for opening each hearts and houses to the pets from APA!, Bastrop and anyplace there’s a want.


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