Dogs face parvo, smoke inhalation after rescue from South Side house fire

Dogs face parvo, smoke inhalation after rescue from South Side house fire

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thanks Adam a dozen dogs rescued from a South Side house fire yesterday but the danger is not over for them today Garrett Berger checked in with animal care services and San Antonio pets alive about those animals recovery animal care services officers arrived to a chaotic scene Wednesday on bettyjean Street a lot of dogs running around of course they were very scared so we really had our work cut out for us two dogs had died already but they were able to bring back 12 others to ACS one in such bad condition the fire department had to give it oxygen on scene so the one that was on oxygen had to be rushed into our clinic to keep receiving that same treatment unfortunately that dog died overnight and three puppies were found to have the contagious and potentially fatal parvo virus and were transferred to San Antonio pets alive for treatment we’ve seen these guys how scared they are they’re covered in fleas you know you can just smell the smoke from inside the building sapa says one of them seems to have problems from smoke inhalation and is having trouble breathing she’s coughed up a bit of blood so we’re not just doing the IV fluids we’re nebulizing her and we’re going to be putting her in an oxygen tank shortly because of their proximity to those puppies with parvo the eight other surviving dogs are quarantined at ACS as a precaution a spokeswoman says they’re stable but based on medical evaluations they weren’t vaccinated microchipped or sterilized it’s something that’s going to come into play with how they heal for now the other dogs at ACS are going to stay quarantined until the vets are sure they don’t have parvo then the plan is hopefully to send them out to rescue groups but that parvo exposure could make things tricky Garrett furniture case at 12 News and ACS says it is possible there were more dogs and also some cats that were at that house so they’re keeping an eye on the area for any more loose pets

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