|Barked: Mon Mar 23, '09 3:58pm PST |
|Bella, you are very sweet to try to help this stray pup!
If you do end up taking her into your home on a foster basis, try to keep her in a completely separate area from your other dogs, at least until your vet has seen her and given her the "all clear."
Presumably your dogs are up to date on their vaccinations so they would be protected from such diseases as Parvo or distemper, but they could be exposed to LOTS of other things a wayward stray might be carrying, like kennel cough, coccidia, giardia, mange, ringworm, the list goes on and on.
What shelters test for and treat varies widely from one to another. It is a question you must direct to the shelter that currently has her.
And I would agree with Donovan, if you have a strong relationship with your vet, see if they would help you out by giving you a discount for this "charity case."
Good luck and let us know how it goes.
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