In December of 2016 the Atlanta Humane Society decided to for the first time in its history, to take a huge risk to save lives. Parvo virus is a normally a death sentence for puppies at shelters. It is very common here in the south and is something we see every week during the hot summer at the shelter. It is a highly contagious disease that is usually costly to treat, but with a low cost option available, a shelter vet tech took on the project to see if it could even be a possibility. During the cold winter 4 puppies came to the shelter and tested positve for parvo. Over the holidays, when even many of the staff were not at work, this tech and these 4 puppies, decided to take the battle of beating parvo! It was a tough fight and this tech was tired, but it was all worth it when everyone survived! All 4 beat the virus and were adopted out to loving homes. From then on there was no going back, instead of having to euthanize our most vulnerable population of animals, AHS decided to try and save them all. With a protocol in place and a small team to be caregivers to these puppies, our parvo program was born. We have saved over a 100 puppies from euthanasia and they all have been adopted! Through sweat and tears these caregivers work hard to help these puppies fight this virus. It is not an easy job. It takes time and money. We need medical supplies, food, and simple these likes toys, blankets, and sweaters. All of what we use to help these puppies fight this virus is donated. Whether its finacially or donating supplies like sweaters, baby food, or stuffed animals, it all goes to these puppies. Without the support of the public these animals would not have a fighting chance and we would have many sad days here at the shelter. I want not only this program to keep going, but I want it to move forward and progress. Parvo is a problem in our community and I want that to change through outreach, education, and treatment. Please keep this in mind when you think about donating, the puppies and staff will be forever grateful.