Zeus ~ Adopted October 26/11

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Zeus

Breed: German Shepherd

Sex: Male

Age: 6 Months

Size: Large 50 lbs

Color: Black

Zeus is:

Housetrained

Good with Kids

Good with dogs

Neutered

Up to date with shots 

Zeus
Cost to Date: $716.17 

 

September 19, 2011



 
Zeus and his litter mates were found dumped in a field out in Abbotsford. Some good people found them and called the local animal control. There were 8 puppies around 5 months old.
At first we suspected that they must of gotten out of wherever they had been kept, and surely someone would come frantically looking for them as soon as they became aware they were gone... But that didn't happen, and we soon found out why...
When we were originally contacted about this litter of pups, we went down to see them and then arranged to have them spayed and neutered as we pulled them from the shelter.
The first day, we were able to take 3 of the pups and when we got there, we found that one pup (Heidi) was very sick. Heidi had tested negative for parvo, so we went ahead and pulled the 3 pups we had planned on, and decided to take her as well so we could get her medical care and find out what was wrong. Jada, Zeus and Brago went in for their speuters the same day that Heidi was admitted to the hospital for treatment.
While we waited for the DNA results to come back, one of the remaining 4 puppies at the shelter got sick and tested positive for parvo - which immediately put all the pups we had pulled into quarantine.
By then Heidi (the first girl to get sick) was rapidly going downhill, and by the end of Tuesday, we were sure, as was the vet, that she would not make it.
Amazingly, she rallied in a HUGE way, and by the following Thursday when the DNA results came in as positive for parvo, she was already by the worst of it, and lifting her head, barking at the staff, ripping out her IV and being a cute, but basic nuisance :)
Both Zeus and Brago were the strongest of the litter. They tested negative and remained happy and healthy through the whole ordeal. Just to be safe, we kept them in quarantine anyway.  Our understanding is that the shelter kept their sick pup that was shedding the virus in with the others and from what we understand, they all were infected and were euthanized instead of treated.

Jada, Brago, Heidi and Zeus were the lucky ones that day. They got the help they needed and today are going strong and are ready for their new homes. It's not cheap to treat parvo, but it's not a fortune either. In this day and age, it is very treatable with a 90% success rate. Really, the cost is a non issue when you are considering someone's life.

October 26/11


Zeus has been adopted by his foster home! Enjoy the good life Zeus! You deserve it!

         

 

                                              Special thanks to all Zeus's Sponsors:

 

Jen S. ~ September 2011
Valley Vet Services ~ September 2011

Scott & Kristen ~ October 2011
Sheila Little ~ October 2011

Thank you for your support!!

                                                      

 

 

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GSRBC was formed in June of 2003....

 

We were incorporated with non profit status on October 29th 2004.......

 

We recieved federal charitable status in Canada on April 1st 2005. Charitable #86377 4832 RR0001....

 

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