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Animal hospital steps up to help

Animal hospital steps up to help
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    >>> WELCOME BACK TO EYEWITNESS NEWS AT 6:00. >>> POTENTIALLY SICK DOGS FOUND AT THE INDIANAPOLIS ANIMAL SHELTER. THEY WERE EXPOSED TO A HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS VIRUS WHICH IS SOMETIMES DEADLY. >> YEAH, TONIGHT OUR OWN MARY MILZ ON THE ACTIONS BY AN ANIMAL HOSPITAL TO RESCUE THE DOGS AND KEEP THEM ALIVE. >> REPORTER: THE OLD NOAH'S ANIMAL HOSPITAL ON CRAWFORDSVILLE ROAD HAS BEEN CLOSED SINCE THEIR NEW BUILDING OPENED TWO YEARS AGO. BUT TODAY SEVERAL STAFF MEMBERS BACK HERE CLEANING THE KENNELS, FILLING THEM WITH WATER AND TOYS. THEY WERE READY TO HELP ANIMAL CARE SERVICES BY TAKING IN 10 PUPS - 9 OF WHICH WERE SURRENDERED, AFTER BEING EXPOSED TO PARVOVIRUS. THE SHELTER NEEDED A PLACE TO QUARANTINE THESE GUYS, CARE FOR AND TREAT THEM IF NECESSARY. >> OBVIOUSLY THESE ARE LARGER PUPPIES AND IT'S HARD TO FIND PLACE TO HOUSE THEM SECURELY AND KEEP THE REST OF THE POPULATION SAFE. >>. >> Reporter: THIS DOG AND AT LEAST TWO OTHERS WOULD TEST POSITIVE -- NOT WHAT THE SHELTER'S JAYCEE ROBB WANTED TO HEAR. >> IT'S PREVENTABLE. VACCINATE VACCINATE, WE HAVE THE RESOURCES AT THE SHELTER FOR PEOPLE WHO CAN'T AFFORD IT. >> Reporter: THE GOOD NEWS FOR THESE GUYS -- >> IF WE GET TREATMENT STARTED EARLY HAVE VERY GOOD SUCCESS RATE. >> REPORTER: BUT THAT CARE INITIALLY ESTIMATED TO COST NOAH'S $2,500 WILL NOW COST THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS MORE WITH EACH NEW CASE OF PARVO. THE MONEY WILL COME FROM FUND NOAH'S SET UP TO HELP PET OWNERS, OR, IN THIS CASE, THE SERVICES, COVER EMERGENCY MEDICAL BILLS. >> WHENEVER THOSE TYPES OF THINGS COME UP WE WANT TO BE PART OF THE COMMUNITY >> Reporter: THE HOPE IS THEY'LL RECOVER AND BECOME AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION. MARY MILZ REPORTING. >> WE HOPE THEY FIND FOREVER
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