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Fundraiser exceeds goal to help eight puppies with highly contagious disease

Posted at 1:07 PM, Aug 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-01 15:07:24-04

PUEBLO — We're very happy to say southern Colorado stepped up to help after the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region asked for money to save the lives of eight puppies.

The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region asked for help earlier this week to help a group of nine stray puppies from Pueblo diagnosed with Parvo, a a highly contagious disease that can be fatal for dogs. Unfortunately, one of the puppies had to be euthanized on Monday.

However, thanks to the generosity of others, the other eight dogs will have a chance to receive treatment, which can cost between $300 and $1,200 per dog. So far, the HSPPR has raised more than $2,800, more than $800 above their goal in just three days!

The extra funds will benefits other animals at the shelter. If you'd like to donate, you can click here.

The puppies, named Sally, Sam, Skyler, Shayne, Shannen, Shea, Schuyler and Shelby. They'll all be up for adoption once they've finished treatment.