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Happy Endings- I Survived by TeaPhotography Happy Endings- I Survived by TeaPhotography
This dedication is to those who have supported "The Shelter Project" in some certain way, recently:

:iconcarolynym: :iconblueivyviolet: :iconmelodiousglenndog: :iconshinyheels: :icondreamiez:
:iconjennystokes: :iconbrettazimmerman: :iconsurrealistic-gloom: :iconannissina: :iconneccers:
:iconfaeorain: :iconfelizias: :iconcorvidae65: :iconpoca2hontas: :iconjocelyner:
:iconkiwicocktail: :iconfaircloth-digitalart: :iconpizzapotatonbacon: :iconwilliamjohnsen: :iconcrgphotography:
:icontigles1artistry: :iconstygma: :iconlayaboutjoe: :iconcloduy: :iconlobyteso:

and also in general to the GROUP: :icondawishingwell: :heart:

This is Delilah, a Labrador Retriever mix, who was from The South Coast Humane Society ... who had certainly been available for adoption, with above photo, but she is already adopted! :boogie:
But this time, this isn't mainly about the adoption,
but it is a SUPER end result, of course! :la:

Delilah is a not just a phenomenal dog, but a phenomenal story... :heart:
She's was (still is!) a delightful, happy-go-lucky older puppy, and remained this way as much as possible from the moment she began to show the first signs of Parvo- the Canine Parvovirus:

www.aspca.org/pet-care/dog-car…
www.petmd.com/dog/conditions/i…

not long after coming to our care.

Parvo is a highly contagious, quickly spreading, and very potentially life-threatening illness for Canines.
While many shelters, such as ours do use test kits for canine intake, they are not always 100% accurate for various reasons.  NO DOGS LEAVE our shelter without being vaccinated.
The key to the prevention of this deadly disease is, in fact, vaccination.

Canine Parvovirus, is extremely devastating for any neighbourhood, urban area, animal shelter, or other concentrated area of dogs, where there is an outbreak. Puppies are the most at-risk, as well as secondarily older dogs.

But, if vaccinations have been properly administered, your dog should be safe. Do your research and talk to your vet!!  :)

In my shelter work experience, I have seen parvo outbreak, and it is a most horrible, yet such a preventable thing!  The first couple were times in California, and I was in shock because I didn't know what I was seeing.  The last time, here, I knew a lot more about it, and knew what was going on...

but, in this particular case, we had a HAPPY ENDING, though what it took to achieve this happy ending, I do not find words befitting to describe! What the employees had to go through, to save this one precious dog's life!!! AND, to shut down the shelter, itself, due to medical emergency, (including the catteries for the first few days) without worrying about the immediate costs of doing so- realizing the potential costs in the long-run if they didn't...
It was like when they teach you, if you catch on fire: STOP, DROP, and ROLL.

I don't think I will ever understand what went on behind those closed doors during those couple of weeks, of sanitizing every square millimeter perfectly, 10,000 times over again, everything nailed and not nailed down, and doing so safely for the animals, at the same time.  What protocol!

In this case, this dog- Delilah- SURVIVED, and every other dog was protected.



My point in all of this, is funding for helping animals, goes for a great many things- like vaccinations, and test kits, for a very short list! :) Yes, it is the little things that DO count, but sometimes, something BIG like this happens, and if a shelter is not maintaining finances or is losing them, they will collapse under the strain of the event, and then how can they be a foundation for rescue, hope, and new homes for these domestic animals?

Thank you all for for what you have done, and continue to do to be so helpful of
"The Shelter Project".

(-keeping in mind that I'm not saying these people are donors of funding directly to the shelter or even to "The Shelter Project" or necessarily points, but that whatever each have chosen to do, in recent times, has led to the ability to provide a certain amount of donations.)

Anyway, Sometimes, it can be difficult to understand the results of your support, so this time here is a BIG example!

:icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz:




~~~~~~~~~:rose:

[ :note: NOTE: Thank you, in advance, for any :+fav:'s I may receive for this image. :thanks: :aww: :rose: I am honoured and grateful that anyone would think well enough to :+fav: it. :nod: So thank you from the bottom of my heart :heart: . I understand if you don't have time to comment, but thank you for any kind comments, too. :aww:
It's important to know this NOW, as I may NOT be able to do individual thank-you's for :+fav:'s, or in case I cannot respond to each comment, either. Thanks for understanding. :thanks:
And, if you just came to view, I appreciate that, too.
:w00t: ]



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LayaboutJoe Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014

Tea, I'm very glad to know Delilah survived!  As you pointed out, canine parvovirus is horrible.  I learned to hate it when I worked in animal hospitals / veterinary clinics during the 1980s.  The unfortunate dogs afflicted with that malady were in a constant state of suffering; and administering intravenous therapy was extremely frustrating due to the resultant collapsed veins.  Indeed, most of the patients were too far gone when admitted and failed to survive.  I sincerely hope better treatment protocols have been developed in recent years.

:cry:

I salute all those at your shelter who worked to save Delilah's life.  Plus, as you indicated, proper clean-up is an ongoing Herculean task.  Dog keepers, please do as Tea recommends and have your canine companions vaccinated!

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bewilderedconfused Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so glad she had such a happy ending. I know Parvo can strike very quickly and kill quickly too. What a dedicated and hard working group of people to achieve this!!
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Annissina Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohh, I see the Lab in her!! :giggle: I'm sooo happy that she survived and even has a new home already!! Thank you so much for this dedication, my dear! :iconnewglomp: It actually took me a while to realise what I had done to deserve it! :lol: I guess that's what happens when you give without expecting anything in return. :cuddle: I'm just sad that I have nowhere to showcase my gifts any more, now that my subscription ran out!! Oh well, maybe someone will give me one again at some point! :lol:
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Geak-of-Nature Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely portrait of a beautiful dog, Tea!  I'm so glad the shelter was able to recover from the Parvo exposure and prevent a devastating outbreak.  I can't imagine the stress you must've experienced! :hug:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
Very cool!  Not many dogs survive parvo--Delilah must have quite the will to live :nod:

Unfortunately, when I was a kid, one of our dogs had parvo and gave it to the other dogs and none of them survived
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Aussie-Blonde Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
so very gorgeousssssssssssssssss!:love:
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cloduy Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I am so happy for her :heart: She's beautiful :heart:
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EverlastingWolf Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
She's adorable with that bandana! :)
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JocelyneR Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
What a beautiful picture of Delilah!  :love:
Thank you kindly for this thoughtful dedication, dear Tea, I greatly appreciate it!  :huggle:
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LuLupoo Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Rave by DevilGmanThat is wonderful news to hear that this sweetheart has a home. I love happy endings! Heres to you Delilah!:iconchampagneplz:
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katiousa15 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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surrealistic-gloom Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Awe! Beautiful dedication, dear Tea, thank you so much!  :hug: 
Delilah has an amazing story indeed!  :love:

For Surrealistic-gloom by Digithalie

You will find this beautiful photo in my profile page... :aww:
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Beautiful photo and a very heartwarming story! :iconpuppyglompplz:
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Lust0fADeeperPain Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Dance-Dance by LOVEMAYUOHHH TEA a great celebration.What a wonderful thing to hear this makes my heart feel happy Delilah, has been adopted.It is always a happy news to know a pet will go to a loving home filled with love all animals deserve love She is certainly a beautiful dog and I am sure will be a real joy to the owners.Ty for sharing this news
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PizzaPotatoNBacon Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Student General Artist
What a great ending indeed (I'm not too familiar with Parvo, but I've heard of it and it's always regarded as very, very fatal). Glad to know she's found a home! :squee: This is a lovely picture of her, by the way. :D
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maska13 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Cute :) So happy :)
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Marmotica Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!!
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LydiaRhianne Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful photo and beautiful story, Tea!  :love:  Her warm eyes show through very prominently in your capture of her.  :D

I used to work in a veterinary hospital, so I am very familiar with Parvo unfortunately... When entire litters of puppies would come in, all infected, it was frequently a very sad situation.  Also, bleaching entire rooms afterwards is one of the reasons I can't stomach the smell of it nowadays.  Glad to hear this story had a happy outcome!  :)
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ShinyHeels Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow what a story:heart:i am so happy to hear she is healthy now and also have new good home:heart:
Thank you for telling this,and share this beautiful photos from her,you are always so thoughtful
and you never forget,i love you my sis:heart:
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MisDmeanor Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww: look at those beautiful brown eyes! :love: melts my heart! :love:

Very touching story, so glad she got well and had a happy ending :heart: 

Thank you so much for the dedication Tea :rose: truly heart warming :hug:
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BlueIvyViolet Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
that poor little thing, I am so glad that she is so much better and that she has a loving home!! we get our 3 vaccinated every year for this horrible disease..i know some people that don't even bother getting their dogs their shots but that is always the first thing we have done...shots and a check-up!!! (its how we found out Rocky has a auto immune disease..but he didn't show signs of it until he was 5 months)...
thanks so much for the dedication my dear friend..miss you!!! :tighthug:sss
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CarolynYM Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
A gorgeous name for this happy, smiling dog.  Thank goodness she survived.  Thank you for the dedication, dear Tea:tighthug::heart:  (Happy you're back :blowkiss:)
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
I like the name "Delilah", too. :aww: 
I know, it's really a most wonderful thing... and I'm happy to share a good story like this!
:cuddle:
You are ever so welcome, though it's really the least I could do considering...
:heart:

I'm back... though so briefly as my parent are arriving by tomorrow night- sooner than we thought actually- I still have things I will do anyway, for a couple days more here, and then I will be away from here for the rest of the time that they are here. :nod:
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faeorain Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
So great to hear everything worked out for her :) Thank you for looking out for these dogs!
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Oh, it's a great story to be able to share for certain. It's nice to share the great stories!
:la:

This is just what I love to be a part of these days. :aww:

I appreciate very much your own support, ... "it takes a village" ;)
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LoByteSo Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A beauty! :heart:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks so very much! :heart:
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LoByteSo Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Always my pleasure! :hug:
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Creativeness Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014   General Artist
lucky dog, and wonderful picture, that scarf just Does It! :D :blowkiss:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Oh yes, I am sure luck had something to do with it, too, because even with all of that work, it is difficult to survive parvo.

Isn't that scarf cute??  We were having an event about this time, and so a lot of our dogs had one. :aww:

Thanks for your wonderful comment! :w00t:
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Creativeness Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014   General Artist
:hug: You're Welcome :)
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Arte-de-Junqueiro Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Had a pup that died of this.... Horible!!!
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
I am so very sorry about this, Mel, ... I know how horrible it is for a puppy or dog to die from this horrendous disease. :huggle:
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Arte-de-Junqueiro Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I had her put to sleep once she started with the fits...... I had syringe fed and nurtured her through about 4 days - it pulled my heart apart..
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Stygma Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
:nod: :love:
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melodiousglenndog Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the mention!!! What a beautiful dog...so glad for a happy ending!!!
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Oh, so much my pleasure, the very least I could do! :D
And we are so thrilled to have this kind of happy ending, too. :nod:
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BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful story and great shot, Tea :love:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
:glomp: Much appreciated all the way around! :cuddle:
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BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart: :hug:
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Felizias Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, ain't she a cutie? :love:

Wonderfull shot, Tea! :D
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
She really is, this sweet girlie girl! ;) :heart:

And I appreciate so much your comment, and your lovely support! :nod:
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Felizias Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Any time, Tea, any time! :heart: :huggle:
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
I am so Happy.
:happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so very much Jenny dear, as are WE!
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
:kiss:
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crazygardener Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
cute!! 
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :la:
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crazygardener Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
your welcome 
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