Saving Sheba from Parvo and a Broken Heart

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Felines & Canines, a Chicago based no-kill animal shelter, rescued Sheba on July 5, 2014, after they successfully placed many of their own animals in forever homes on July 4th. When they met Sheba, their hearts broke and they new they had to pull her and try to save her.

“[Sheba was surrendered by her ‘guardians’ in mid-June to a local intake facility when they decided to move and not take her with,” said Kelly Thompson from Felines & Canines. “The stress and sadness took an immediate toll on her and she became very ill. When we saw her in her kennel, she was struggling to stand, hadn’t eaten in three days, and couldn’t stop shaking or vomiting.”

Photo Credit: Felines & Canines
Photo Credit: Felines & Canines

 

Once the organization rescued the heart broken and ill canine, she was seen by a veterinarian and hospitalized right away. After running some tests, it was discovered the dog suffers from Parvo and requires a blood transfusion to save her life.

According to Thompson, when they met Sheba there was an immediate strong connection. Even though she was extremely ill, she wagged her tail and just wanted to be held.

“Sheba deserved so much better than what her people gave her,” said Thompson. “We’re determined to get her healthy and place her with a family who will love her forever.”

The organization is hoping the medical attention they are giving Sheba will help her fight the disease, giving her a second chance at happiness. For a pet who was once a family member, dying of a broken heart is no way to end.

If you would like to help Sheba please consider making an online donation at http://www.gofundme.com/b2ouwo. For more information on Sheba, check Felines & Canines’ website or Facebook page.

 

6 thoughts on “Saving Sheba from Parvo and a Broken Heart”

  1. How could anyone do this to their pet????? Thank God for the caring of this great organization. I pray Sheba finds the ultimate home and the bastards that did this to her get what’s coming to them.

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    • I am with you Anonymous…such innocent lives being pushed aside as though they were nothing but trash. I am a Christian but I truly believe what comes around goes around and these people need their come uppins! Lord Bless Sheba heal her and bring a beautiful family who will love her with all their hearts and show her how its really suppose to be. Sheba deserves all the love possible and my prayers are with you sweet girl!

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  2. Two main things that No-Kill centers are infamous for doing = 1. They are notorious for readopting dogs with Aggression problems ! 2. They don’t kill any animals because they have a veterinarian on call that does it for them ! Don’t believe that; check them out ! And that means you Don’t ask them- you Really check them out !

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  3. I too don’t understand how you can give up a family member but on the other hand, Sheba would not be suffering from Parvo if her family was taking her to the vet for shots and check ups. They don’t deserve her!!! Any family that adopts a pet and neglects yearly shots, etc. should not be allowed to have a pet. It’s a slow death for these animals who deserve better. They were not created to be mistreated.

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  4. I couldn’t do that for anything!! That poor babydoll! GOD love her and I hope someone gets her soon!! She looks so sad!

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