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12-Week-Old Puppy Very Sick at Mahopac Animal Hospital

The folks at the Mahopac Animal Hospital are chipping in when it comes to caring for Killian, a 12-week-old pit bull who is fighting for his health. They're asking for support from community members, too.

The pup's owners brought him in recently, and blood tests showed he's suffering from Parvovirus, a highly contagious disease among dogs. It can be fatal.

Unfortunately, the owners "could not afford the treatment that he will require and wanted to put him to sleep," reads an online campaign posted here earlier this week. "The employees couldn't bear to see that happen when there was hope for Killian to recover. After some discussion with one of the employees of the clinic and Killian's owners, he was signed over to the employee."

As of Thursday night, Killian was feeling a bit better—he wasn't interested in food, but he was being a bit playful and showing some affection.

Donations are still being accepted. $390 has been raised toward the $1,000-goal.
Ignats December 13, 2013 at 08:22 AM
Sorry to be a Debbie Downer but honestly if you had this family sign over the puppy because they could not afford the care and then you, the new owner, cannot afford the care, why would you not have asked for donations for the family instead of yourself. It smacks of selfishness to me. If you had truly had the best interest of the puppy and the family at heart then you would be raising money for the puppy's care for the FAMILY NOT YOURSELF. Honestly cannot say I would bring my pets to your office.
Rachel December 15, 2013 at 01:24 PM
The family was obviously completely negligent in caring for this puppy from the beginning. He should have received his Parvo rounds in the first place. They had no right taking him in if they could not afford his basic shots and care. I am glad that he was removed from them.

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