March 30, 2011
Alfie is one of seven puppies of Ava 11-088. He is light golden in color with a thick, rich, coat and darker ears.
He and his brothers and sister came up from Missouri last weekend, saved from euthanasia by RAGOM. They were dumped at the Joplin Humane Society who couldn't handle them due to overcrowding. We have no history on him but as we learn about him we'll certainly fill you in.
Today he weighs six point seven pounds and has gotten his first vet visit. Like his mother he wants human contact. Like his siblings he is mellow. And he is as cute as the dickens.
Thanks to RAGOM he has been given the opportunity to have the "Golden life". This cannot be done without generous donors who really care about dogs in need. Donors are always welcome and always needed. Want to become a donor? Want to help poor little Alfie? If you can help defray the costs of his care, please consider a donation to RAGOM in Alfie's name. Go to: http://ragom.org/shop/donat/donate.html
|Unfortunately, we have lost Alfie. He has crossed the Rainbow Bridge to be with his RAGOM buddies.
Little Alfie became very ill last weekend. He was rushed off to the vet along with his mom and litter mates. It was discovered that he had the parvo virus. Despite excellent medical care thanks to RAGOM, sadly, Alfie was not strong enough to fight it off. He must have been the weakest pup of the litter and that may be why he was most vulnerable.
It is very common to lose puppies from a litter and parvo is one thing that gets them. Especially when they grow up outside a clean whelping box. The parvo virus is everywhere in our environment and these pups came in as strays. Seven week old puppies are too young to be immunized so have to rely on their mother's immunity passed on to them via her milk. Sometimes that is not enough.
Alfie was not strong enough to survive. Any help you can give to defray medical costs would be greatly appreciated.