On August 18th Rosa arrived with her sisters, Grace and Sydney. On the 20th she and Sydney started to show signs of lethargy, vomiting, and diarrhea. Since Grace had already been admitted to the Veterinary Medical Center Emergency and Critical Care the WCVM, the 2 of them were taken directly.

While Sydney’s story did not have the ending we had hoped for, Rosa made it through. Though she did make us catch our breath on occasion. She wouldn’t eat, her temperature bordered on feverish, and her white blood cells became quite low. Fortunately she kept complaining about the frequent baths that followed the bouts of diarrhea, and asking the team caring for her for many belly rubs.

On August 28th Rosa and Grace were given the green light to return to the care of their foster home who will now isolate them for 30 days. At that time she will be up for adoption. Until then she is going to eat all the food, gain the weight she is low on, play with the toys, and be fully loved on by her foster family.

Update Rosa is now at the end of her quarantine period and is available for adoption. We are so excited for her to meet her forever home!

Update: we are happy to share that Rosa has found her loving family and is thriving.

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  • Date September 19, 2023
  • Tags Alumni