Josie was a stray being fed by one of our vet assistants, Rudylyn. She had a broken leg, and we put it in a cast to hopefully allow it to heal. She was just starting to get mobile again when the second Distemper outbreak we've had to bear this year came in September.
On Saturday late afternoon, Ozzy was looking quite sick and started to get green discharge in his eyes. This is often due to dust but sometimes it is due to Distemper. We tested him and he was positive for distemper.
Josie had also been looking unwell so we tested her - she was positive also, deteriorated rapidly, and died early morning 13 September 2021. Her immune system must have been very weak for the distemper to kill her so quickly. We are so sorry that just when things were looking up for her, a cruel virus robbed her of a chance of returning to health.
You can learn more about Josie's life on her profile page, and more about Distemper here.