UPDATE Oct. 25, 2015: Heath is adopted!
NEW YORK – Oct. 10: After a very underweight puppy, who was and dying of parvo, was found abandoned in Staten Island, NY, he was brought to our city shelter on September 30. The shelter, unable to keep or care for him due to the extreme contagiousness of the virus, sent out an email plea New Hope rescue partners giving this puppy, whom they had named Jack, six hours to be pulled or he would face euthanasia.
Our One Lucky Pup program was full, but after receiving the plea we agreed to take this sweet, 7-month-old Pit Bull puppy. He deserved a chance to life the life he was intended. Two of our dear veterinary specialists had recently lost their dog, Harley Davidson, and they had made a donation in his honor for a future dog to be rescued. We couldn’t help but think Harley’s spirit was already with this young puppy, who managed to find his way into our rescue program despite us not really having any room, or the financial capabilities, to take in one more life. And so, in honor of Harley, we re-named this affectionate, beautiful little creature, Heath.
After five days in the hospital, Heath beat parvo, no doubt with the help of Harley. Heath is now thriving in foster care in Brooklyn, NY and completing the final stages of his recovery. Heath knows basic commands, and high five, indicating he was someone’s pet at one time. His carpals (wrists) are weak, making his paws flatter to the ground, also indicating he has been confined to a crate for most of his young life, but now all of this is behind him.
Heath is currently in foster care with Sarah, completing the final phase of his recovery, and is thriving! To adopt Heath, please fill out the adoption application. For additional questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org