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Dog sickened by potentially deadly disease is rescued after being found on a street in East Boston

BOSTON — A dog nicknamed “Tuesday” is in the intensive care unit at a Boston animal after being rescued Monday while wandering along a street in East Boston.

“Tuesday” is six weeks old

The MSPCA says the pup was found outside Monday night and is ill with Parvovirus, a disease that can be deadly without emergency treatment. The MSPCA got involved after Boston Animal Control reached out for help. 

“The call was about a puppy that appeared sick on Saratoga Street in the East Boston neighborhood,” said Mike Keiley, director of adoption centers and programs at the MSPCA-Angell.  “We immediately agreed to take him and get him into treatment at our Angell Animal Medical Center, where as of this moment he is stable.”

The MSPCA says Parvovirus attacks rapidly developing cells in puppies, such as those in the GI tract and bone marrow. 

“It is always fatal without treatment and can be avoided altogether with vaccination,” said the MSPCA.

“Tuesday” is in the intensive care ward at Angell where his treatment is ongoing.

“‘Tuesday’ was very likely not vaccinated against parvo,” said Keiley. “We are pulling out all the stops to get him well and assuming he recovers, we’ll ensure he’s fully inoculated before placing him into an adoptive home.”

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