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Photo of Blue dog sweetly looking into camera

Most people look at puppies and see how cute they are, but when we’re pulling puppies from overcrowded shelters such as those in the Central Valley, we know that they soon could be in a fight for their lives. That was the case for sweet, 4-month-old Blue. After just a few days in our care, Blue tested positive for the Parvovirus (Parvo). The deadly virus has a 90 percent mortality rate if left untreated.

Parvo is highly contagious and often very expensive to treat, which is why many rescues and shelters avoid taking at-risk puppies altogether. But Berkeley Humane answers the call. While success is never guaranteed, our medical team is determined to give each puppy the best possible chance at life.

When Blue tested positive, we immediately placed her into emergency treatment. We were scared we might lose her. The road to recovery was long, but Blue beat the odds and was nursed back to health with a strict treatment protocol and lots of love. We all celebrated when she was strong enough to eat on her own – without the assistance of a feeding tube!

Berkeley Humane has saved over 15 puppies with Parvo in the last 24 months. Each one feels like a hard-won victory. Thanks to the support of generous donors like you, Blue went from being sick with an uncertain chance at survival to having a new, loving family of her own! Blue was adopted by a family with another puppy, which they also adopted from Berkeley Humane.

Please donate to our Hope Medical Fund so we can save more animals like Blue.