Sponsor Animal Update: Rex
1st Quarter 2012
NEW TO PROGRAM! Rex, rescued at only 7 months old from Tennessee, is safe and in good hands. Sweet Rex arrived with an infection with Canine Distemper Virus (CDV). This virus initially causes gastrointestinal upset (vomiting and diarrhea), respiratory infection and neurological signs (twitching and seizures). Rex has a residual neurologic effect called Myoclonus. Myoclonus is an involuntary twitching of the muscles. This twitching is most pronounced in Rex’s hind legs. Sadly, he is very week in the hind end which affects his walking. Rex needs to be carried outside to use the bathroom. The possibility is present that Rex’s involuntary twitching may lead to seizure activity which may develop at any age. He is a happy spirit, young and aware, and ready for petting and pleasing. He shows a strong desire to be like any other healthy dog and looks to anyone who will give him a chance to prove it. We’ll be sure to keep you posted on Rex’s journey with the Animal League.