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PITA

Openheart gets so many calls from shelters and other groups that assist in saving lives.

We were contacted about 3 German Shepherd Puppies. They were eight weeks old and about to be euthanized in a shelter in Georgia. All three pups were boys. Thanks to one of our wonderful Angels (He Loves GSD's) we consigned to rescue and transport these pups to Florida.

The plan was to meet the Georgia transport at a local Vets office. That way we could get the pups right in for a check up.

We were supposed to meet the at 4:00pm.

Long Story Short they did not arrive until 10:00 that night. We should have run but what would have happened to the puppies?

The lady got out of the van and said "That's yours over there throwing up! Don't worry about it - I'm sure he is fine. She pulled out a travel crate and handed me two pups that looked about 4 or 5 months old. I was sure she had the wrong pups. Remember we expected three 8 week old babies. We asked about the third pup and she said that they had sold him for $75.00 at a gas station. We were horrified! We then asked for the pups interstate vet paperwork. We were handed a sheet of loose leaf paper that said the pups had had one vaccination the day before transport. This is not the normal way Rescue works but we were trapped. If we refused the pups we would be just as horrible and the pups would be the ones to suffer. We took the boys home and carefully quarantined them overnight. In the morning Dr. Larkins confirmed our worst fears. The pups had Parvovirus.

The pups were hospitalized and survived. Imagine our surprise when we found out that Pita and his brother were both Girls. We never found out what happened to the other pup. Thanks to wonderful people like yourselves these two pups were saved and found families to love them.

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