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Overwhelmed rescues seek help for saved pups exposed to parvo

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Posted at 1:08 PM, Jun 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-27 10:24:24-04

All of the puppies that the Animal Foundation received after they were rescued from a home on Colorado Avenue have been transferred to local rescues.

Many of the rescues that are caring for the puppies are accepting donations. Because of the age of the puppies and their exposure to parvo, it will probably be several weeks before any of the puppies are available for adoption. This unexpected influx of puppies has created a strain on local rescues, who are already dealing with a high number of animals in need of forever homes.

The care of the surviving pups is so critical to make sure no more fall ill to the same infection that may have claimed the lives of four other puppies.

"If they are going to get it they're going to get it, there's no control over that but just making sure that the environment is safe and we are doing everything to not transfer what could appear at any moment," says Sharon Griesmann, Connor and Millie's Dog Rescue.

"It's an expense, it's an expense for the rescue, for the fosters, we need to do what we can to make sure that these dogs get what they need."

Posts by rescues who are caring for the puppies:

The Southern Nevada Animal Rescue League is taking care of 11 of the puppies.

The Vegas Pet Rescue Project has several of the puppies.

Z's Promise Animal Rescue received 7 puppes -- 4 of which have tested positive for arvo and 3 that have been exposed. One of the puppes, which they named Chance, is not doing very well.

A Home for Spot Animal Rescue is also caring for several puppies and is looking for help.

Some of the items needed include kennels and beds, blankets, toys, collars, leashes, puppy food and cash to pay medical bills.

UPDATE: Animal Foundation transferring 38 puppies, 1 adult dog to partner organizations

The spokesperson for Clark County and animal control says that the investigation is still open and no charges have been filed at this time. Investigators have not concluded that the puppies are a result of backyard breeding but it seems to be the most likely explanation.