Seven Puppies Dumped in a Duffle Bag
Rescuers believe that these 7 puppies began showing symptoms of distemper and the family decided to get rid of the little ones! They were found near a train track dumped in a duffel bag! Not soon after they were rescued, they all exhibited "chewing gum" type seizures, which involve involuntary activity in only one body part. Rescuers were horrified. A massive investigation is underway but rescuers are focused on saving these puppies' lives. PLEASE HELP!
Rescuers immediately rushed the pupped to the Emergency Animal Hospital of Collin County, where they provided amazing care for these babies. They all arrived having seizures and continued for several hours as they all rotated through the episodes. The medical team did an amazing job in stabilizing the puppies. They searched for all the medications needed to start the distemper protocol. Rescuers could not thank them enough. These babies will have a chance due to their quick responses and medical skills.
All seven puppies were presented in critical condition. Five out of 7 have had full blown seizures/neurologic episodes. All puppies are dehydrated and infested with intestinal parasites. Multiple puppies showing respiratory and gastrointestinal signs. The vets suspect the whole litter is showing advanced stages of distemper virus. All puppies have been started on intensive IV distemper protocol, including, IV fluids, antibiotics, gastroprotectants, anticonvulsants, and Vitamin-C transfusions.
Ok friends I have an update on these babies.Two days ago someone found these puppies in a duffel bag at a train station. Once they were rescued they all exhibited seizures. Doctors suspected they had distemper. All 7 puppies are responding to the distemper protocol. They received multiple vitamin c IV and assortment of other medication including phenobarbital to aid in stopping the seizures.
One of puppies is blind from what happened to him. I will continue to update you. Please continue to support these incredible puppies! They need our help now more than ever.
Hendrick & Co. has created this campaign to raise the funds needed to help save the puppies. With every purchase, we will deliver a life-saving donation to Dallas DogRRR for the direct care of the puppies. We created this posted to help us raise what DDRRR needs to cover their vetting!
Dallas DogRRR is a group of dedicated, animal-loving volunteers who support the abandoned dogs of Dallas, Texas, by collecting supplies, paying vet bills, locating foster families, facilitating adoptions, and advocating for a more hopeful future. We are often seen even in the trenches of SE Dallas searching for and rescuing forgotten dogs.