UPDATE: Most of puppies battling Parvo virus improve
UPDATE: MADISON (WKOW)-- Two of the puppies rescued by Little Orphan Animal Rescue are out of the hospital after contracting the deadly Parvo virus. As 27 News reported earlier this week, the litter of six was saved from a kill shelter in Ohio, but then five of them contracted Parvo virus.
June and her brother Buddha reunited Thursday at their foster mom's home after spending a week in the hospital battling the deadly virus.
“I don't think I’ve ever seen two dogs more excited to see each other,” said Christina Cowling of Little Orphan Animal Rescue.
The two pups are now thriving; playing, eating and drinking.
“It's extremely joyful, very emotional,” Christina said.
Emotional because the smallest of the litter, Thumbelina died Thursday as a result of Parvo virus. But Christina is hopeful Betty White and Captain Kirk, the two still in the hospital will be released soon.
The puppies all of have people wanting to adopt them, but it will be a few more weeks before they're ready for their forever homes.
“People have reached out from areas we weren't expecting and we're just extremely grateful,” Christina said.
Christina says she hopes this litter's story will raise awareness about the number of animals in need.
“I think the main message is adopting,” she said.
And when Little Orphan Animal Rescue opens its facility for cats in the Fall, the medical room will be named in honor of Thumbelina.
“We want to have a plaque made hopefully with her picture on it and just assume that as a little angel she's watching over the little ones we take in and adopt out for years to come,” Christina said.
Little Orphan Animal Rescue still needs help paying for the puppies medical bills.
TO DONATE: You can mail a check to: LOAR, PO Box 154, Montello, WI 53949.
To donate online or for information on adopting one of the Little Orphan animals, check out their webpage here or their Facebook page here.
Or you can call UW Vet Clinic and donate over the phone to help Buddha, June, and Betty White by calling 608-263-2269.
MADISON (WKOW)-- Two of the puppies rescued by Little Orphan Animal Rescue are out of the hospital after contracting the deadly Parvo virus. As 27 News reported earlier this week, the litter of six was saved from a kill shelter in Ohio, but then five of them contracted Parvo virus. Sadly, the smallest of the litter, Thumbelina, did not survive. She passed away Thursday. However two of the hospitalized puppies, June and Buddha are thriving and came home from the hospital. Two puppies remain at the vet clinic, Betty White and Captain Kirk, but the hope is they will be home soon.
We'll have more on the puppies conditions as well as the efforts to raise money for their care coming up on WKOW 27 News at 10.
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