California-based rescue organization Coastal German Shepherd Rescue of Southern California got a call that quite literally shook them to their core. On the other line was a representative from the San Bernardino Animal Shelter (SBAS), a high kill shelter located in San Bernardino County, California.

The caller told the rescue that a cruel owner had surrendered a litter of German Shepherd puppies because they had an “illness.” Medical tests would later reveal that that illness happened to be parvovirus and that incredibly all seven were infected. The SBAS euthanizes pups with parvo immediately, because of how contagious the disease is, and the caller made clear that if they didn’t want the litter of puppies, they were prepared to euthanize them within the hour.

The group took to their Facebook page and posted,

“Just when we were starting to catch our breath from the many medical cases we have had over the past week, we got a text from our friends at the San Bernardino City Shelter that 7 (SEVEN) pups had just been surrendered and they tested positive for PARVO. Seriously, SEVEN PARVO PUPPIES. . . Unbelievable. We had no time to even think. The pups had one hour to leave the shelter or be euthanized.”

To treat that many puppies for a deadly disease such as Parvo, takes a lot of medical resources and money, something that the rescue does not have. The group posted again,

“SEVEN PARVO PUPPIES is going to cost us a small fortune but there is no way we could say no. Can you help us figure out how we are going to cover the medical bills for this litter? Every dollar will add up and make a big difference.”

Fidonation, if you or someone you know is interested in donating to the medical care of these pups, please visit the Coastal German Shepherd Rescue of Southern California’s donation page at the link here. 

In the meantime, we ask that you keep this entire litter of pups in your thoughts and in your hearts.

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