11 German shepherd puppies abandoned in woods as they now fight for their lives

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In Henry County, Virginia, animal control officers were called out on March 5 to rescue four abandoned German shepherd puppies. Hours later, however they received another call about seven more shepherd puppies found less than a mile down the road from the others. It was not a coincidence.

According to the Henry County Animal Shelter, the puppies had been abandoned in the woods – left all alone and vulnerable to predators, lack of food and water and weather conditions. Shelter personnel stressed the shelter is an open intake establishment for Henry County residents, and the owners of the puppies could have easily surrendered them to the shelter and guaranteed their immediate safety as opposed to dropping them off in the woods to fend for themselves at approximately eight weeks of age.

5 of them have needed extensive medical treatment and 2 of these puppies are fighting for their lives. Virginia German Shepherd Rescue needs your help. They are looking at thousands and thousands of dollars in medical expenses to save these babies… donate to their care, and adopt when they are ready!

Henry County Animal Shelter

The puppies are in the care of Virginia German Shepherd Rescue, and currently four of the puppies testing positive for parvovirus are struggling to survive. Another puppy has a severe load of parasites.

These babies were hospitalized and we have spent in the upwards of $10,000 for one night due to the cost of services in their area. This afternoon we transported them to a different ER where we’re hoping the cost will be more affordable.

Virginia German Shepherd Rescue

These tiny balls of fur, now estimated to be around 11 weeks old, were discovered by concerned citizens who stumbled upon their whimpers echoing through the woods. Thankfully, they were brought to safety, but the ordeal had already taken its toll. Two of the puppies were noticeably lethargic and showed signs of illness. A swift trip to the veterinarian confirmed the worst – parvovirus. Unfortunately two more puppies have since tested positive for the disease.

Parvovirus is a highly contagious and potentially fatal disease that attacks a puppy’s intestinal tract. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, and dehydration. Without prompt medical attention, parvo can be deadly, especially for young puppies with undeveloped immune systems.

Rescuers and their veterinarian staff have been fighting tirelessly to save the pups. Veterinary treatment for parvo requires intensive care, including intravenous fluids, medication, and specialized diets. The cost of this life-saving care can be significant, putting a strain on the organization’s already stretched resources.

This is where you can make a difference!

  • Donate: Every contribution, big or small, gets us closer to giving these puppies the fighting chance they deserve. Donations will go directly towards their medical care, food, and other essentials needed to ensure their recovery.
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  • Spread the Word: Share this story with your friends, family, and fellow animal lovers! The more exposure these puppies get, the better their chances of finding loving forever homes.

  • Consider Adoption: If you’ve been thinking about adding a furry friend to your family, consider opening your heart and home to one of these special pups! German Shepherds are known for their intelligence, loyalty, and loving nature. Imagine the joy of welcoming one of these survivors into your life!

Don’t let these innocent lives be lost! With your help, these brave puppies can overcome this unimaginable ordeal and find the happy ending they deserve.

Time is of the essence for the parvo-stricken puppies. Please consider donating, sharing this story, or even opening your home to one of these deserving pups. Together, we can make a difference!

Let’s give these 11 precious German Shepherd puppies the happy ending they deserve!

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