Jack and Jill
By Palmyra Animal Clinic, Mar 19 2015 04:56PM
Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water. Unfortunately, niether were vaccinated and 3 days after leaving the hill they were both sick with parvo. It could have come from the hill, it could have been the pail, or it could have been the water. We'll never know. What we do know is that "Even with the best veterinary care, this disease is often fatal." And that, my friends, sucks.
That being said though, you're looking at some of the cutest little mugs to ever exhonorate themselves from death row!
Jack and Jill were found as strays in York County. When the SPCA had them tested and they turned up positive for parvo a plea was sent out for help. They were on a list to be euthanized when Dr Clements answered the email asking for help with, "When are they going to get here?"
Along come Jack and Jill to Palmyra Animal Clinic- Lend A Paw Adoptions with nothing more than cute faces and parvovirus. After 4 days of intensive treatment, Jill took a turn, lifted her head up, and declared herself well enough to leave ICU! Jack wasn't quite as quick to tire of ICU but, two days later, he too decided it was time to see what all the fuss was about back in the kennel with the healthy pups.
This is a story with a happy ending that could have just as easily been a cautionary tale for those who skip out on vaccines. The 'distemper' vaccine (seen on your exam form as DHLPP) is what will prevent YOUR dog from getting this entirely preventable disease. It's a combo vaccine that covers distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvovirus and parainfluenza.
We really CANNOT stress enough how prevalent these diseases are and how easy it is to prevent them.
Normally, we don't come out front and ask for donations. This is going to have to be a slightly different situation. We are asking for donations to help cover the costs of the treatments in order to adopt these loveable mutts. Just the parvo treatment alone was $900 a dog (the main reason that when they are tested positive in a shelter they are euthanized). They are also now up to date on shots and altered (spayed and neutered).
If you are interested in adopting this pair, affectionately known as "The Twins" call us at 717-838-5451 or message us here on Facebook.
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Contact Palmyra Animal Clinic for more information and on how to adopt Jack & Jill!