Get to Know Sasha
When Sasha was brought to North Shore from a rescue partner in Texas, she was quickly admitted to our medical center. At just 4-moths-old, Sasha was displaying neurological signs like involuntary twitching & difficultly eating. After a thorough examination, Sasha tested positive for canine distemper virus (CDV), a contagious viral disease that affects domestic dogs and other small animals.
Distemper is an incurable, often fatal, multi-systemic (affecting multiple organs) disease that affects the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and central nervous systems. Dogs that survive usually have permanent, irreparable nervous system damage. As with all infectious diseases, clinical signs can vary. Dogs that recover from the disease are often left with persistent nervous muscular twitches and recurrent seizures. The virus can be transmitted through bodily secretions, and the shedding of the virus can continue for as long as 2 to 3 months with the most intense viral shedding occurring in the first 2 weeks of infection, which Sasha is now past. However, the distemper virus cannot live without fresh secretions of the host; and is inactivated within a few hours outside the living host’s body. Routine house cleaning should be sufficient when dealing with a dog who is distemper positive.
Sasha is fully vaccinated, recently spayed, and although she is no longer showing respiratory symptoms of CDV, there’s a chance that her neurological signs could worsen. Her prognosis is still guarded but at this time she’s lively, relatively healthy, and a happy pup who deserves a forever home for however long she may have. Sasha is a sweet. loving, and has a great spirit about her. Like any pup her age, she enjoys playing and romping around, as well as a cuddle from her human friends. Sasha must be the only dog in the home as CDV is contagious. If you would like to learn more about Sasha, please contact us today.
Can be both active and calm
Good with dogs
Good with kids 12+
Good with kids 6+
Needs an experienced owner
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Location & Hours
North Shore Animal League America
25 Davis Avenue
Port Washington, NY 11050
The Alex and Elisabeth Lewyt Canine Adoption Center and Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center are open daily from 10:00am to 6:00pm with no appointment needed.
Social distancing protocols will be observed while on campus and face masks must be worn at all times.