WISH Animal Rescue is desperately trying to raise funds for 11 puppies that have parvovirus.
Jackie Kallen from the WA-based not-for-profit animal charity said the puppies all came from the same litter, which Molly, a rescue dog from the country, gave birth to.
“She had a litter of 12, but we devastatingly lost one of the pups (Magic) over the weekend to the deadly disease,” she said.
“Thankfully, all other 11 pups from the litter are no longer in high care and while still in quarantine, they are receiving at-home vet treatment.”
Ms Kallen said WISH Animal Rescue has never had a whole litter of pups come down with the virus at the same time.
But it was doing all it could to save the remaining 11 puppies – despite the huge cost.
“We have opened a gofundme account in the hope of raising some funds to cover the medical treatment.
“The bill is currently upward of $35,000 for these babies and is expected to reach around $50,000.”
The puppies are slowly getting their strength back and if they receive ongoing care it is likely they will make a full recovery.
Wish Animal Rescue is run by volunteers. It aims to promote animal welfare through the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of unwanted dogs and cats throughout Perth.
It does not receive any financial help except donations from the public.
Visit www.gofundme.com/WISHAnimalRescue to donate to the puppies fighting parvo virus.