These Pups Were Abandoned In A Box, Unable To Move. Then Rescuers Learned The Horrific Reason Why

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Vida and Vail ended up at an animal shelter in Houston, Texas, but couldn’t stand on their own, and no one knew why.

However, when the Great Pyrenees siblings were rescued out by the Great Pyrenees Rescue society, they discovered why. Both were infected with a parasite called Neosporosis.

Credit: D'Alfonso House Of Hounds & Hooves

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“The parasite attaches to the nerve endings and slowly goes up the spinal column to the brain and typically kills them,” Kickie D’Alfonso, a veterinary technician at Tech Ridge Pet Hospital, told The Dodo. “But they caught it early enough so they can stop it.”

Vida and Vail were sent to recover with D’Alfonso, who runs a rescue that rehabilitates dogs with special needs called D’Alfonso House of Hounds & Hooves.

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Credit: D’Alfonso House Of Hounds & Hooves

As you can tell, neither puppy tried to walk too much after the surgery. However, the D’Alfonso pack helped their newest friends rehabilitate….

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