Puppies once infected with parvo fully recovered and ready for forever homes

Photo: Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region
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PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) - A happy update to this "tail" of a puppy litter.

The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region says the siblings have fully recovered from a parvo infection and are now available for adoption!

As 11 News previously reported, Sally, Sam, Skyler, Shayne, Shannen, Shay, Schuyler and Shelby were suffering from the potentially-lethal parvo virus when found on the streets of Pueblo last month.

"When we received them, there were nine," said Kate Aviv with HSPPR at the time. "We realized they were infected with parvo. Unfortunately, one was not responsive, and we did have to humanely euthanize it. So now we’re just trying to raise funds to get care for the other eight that they need."

Parvo is a gastrointestinal virus that affects puppies and young dogs, and can be deadly without treatment. Unfortunately, treatment comes with a hefty price.

"It actually costs anywhere from $300-$1,200 to treat a single puppy for parvo," Avis said.

HSPPR called on dog lovers to help them raise money to help treat the puppies. The public answered the call, and the humane society raised more than $2,800.

Tuesday, HSPPR announced the puppies were "fully recovered" and ready to find their forever homes.

"Shea, Shannen, Schuyler, Skyler, Sally, Shelby, Shayne and Sam want to thank all our supporters for spreading the word and donating to ensure they got the medical care they needed. These 10-week-olds are now the cutest bundles of joy you’ll ever see! Although they are all a little shy at first, they warm up quickly and will be the perfect addition to your family. They love belly rubs and giving kisses," the humane society said in a Facebook post.

At the time of this writing, three of the pups have found loving families, but five (Shea, Skyler, Shelby, Shayne and Sam) are still waiting. If you are interested, visit the Pueblo campus at 4800 Eagleridge Place.