This pup is about 4-5 months old and was dumped by his owner on the side of the road near Wilson Bridge and left to die.
One of our volunteers was driving by and saw this all pan out and stopped to speak with the man to find out what was going on. He did not care. The dog was sick and he had no interest in helping it.
Julian was immediately taken to a vet and given an examination, vitamin shots and placed with La Casa de los Animales for recovery. He had a test done for Distemper and the results were negative but Julian is, however, exhibiting slight symptoms of Distemper, so he will be re-tested in one week.
Distemper is a viral disease, which affects the gastrointestinal, respiratory, and central nervous systems in dogs. The canine distemper virus (CDV) causes the disease. It is highly contagious to other dogs, and is often fatal. Dogs between the ages of 3 and 6 months are most susceptible. The only way to prevent this disease is to have your animal protected by vaccination.
The good news is that he has a very healthy appetite. One of the initial symptoms of Distemper is lack of appetite and also a fever – which he also does not have, so we are crossing our fingers for this little one.
We are in the process of gathering information on the "owner" of this dog and will determine the next necessary steps.
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