Just a few short days ago, word was received that the mangy German shepherd mix puppy from the Garland Animal Shelter had been rescued.
Today, the puppy who was briefly known as Savannah, is gone.
The woman who pulled Savannah to the safety of her rescue organization, Rockwall Animal Rescue, emailed the devastating news just hours ago.
At about 1:00 pm today, we lost little Savannah to Parvo. It appears that she contracted it while in the shelter, as it took her tiny life so quickly.
We started her on an IV and gave her meds for the nausea. Within 3 1/2 hrs., she was gone. We are all devistated over what has happended but, have comfort knowing that she did not die in a cold and strange place. I will be returning any and all donations we received on her behalf, to those individuals I can identify via PayPal, email or check. I want the thank everyone for the love and support they showed for this little girl that did not deserve to have her life cut so short.
Savannah’s death is heartwrenching and somewhat frightening.
According to the rescue organization, this is the fourth Parvo puppy death that has evolved in such a manner; without the typical tell-tale signs of Parvo.
A bit of investigating on the part of the rescuer has revealed that this is a new strain of Parvo which appears to have originated in Europe. Rather than impacting the intestines, the virus attacks the heart muscle, which in turn, causes a quick death.
Rest in peace Savannah – for a short period of time, you were loved.
Prior story on Savannah at this link.
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