Meet Kovu

Meet Kovu2021-07-08T13:54:17+00:00

Meet Kovu! This sweet boy was in bad shape when he first arrived at North Shore Animal League America. Yet even with his multiple health issues his loveable playfulness always shines through.

When Kovu arrived at North Shore Animal League America, he was skin and bones. Here he was diagnosed with a condition called “immune mediated hemolytic anemia” (IMHA), a disease in which the body attacks its own red blood cells. This disease can’t be cured, but can be managed with potentially lifelong medication. Kovu also has a heart murmur that is attributable to the severe anemia he had when he was diagnosed with IMHA. Upon arrival, he had an extensive wound on the bottom of his right front paw that was very infected. Unfortunately, it was so severe that two of his middle toes needed to be amputated. Not only that, but he came here with Lyme disease, ringworm and skin issues! But, Kovu doesn’t let his medical issues keep him down — he has never-ending love and kisses to give. Thank you for sponsoring this sweet Hound mix. He needs you and the Pet Sponsorship Program to be able to live the full life he deserves.

July 2021

Kovu has found his new home! We are so thrilled to announce that Kovu’s foster parents decided to make Kovu a permanent part of their family. “Kovu is such a happy and loving dog!” says mom, Beth. And it is clear Kovu is receiving the most loving, compassionate care. Beth noted, “He has spurts of energy, but can tire easily. I purchased him dog booties for his front paws where his toes were amputated, and it does seem to help protect the area. Being the sweet dog he is, he accepts wearing them, as if he knows they will help him!” Kovu’s favorite activity, when he isn’t lounging on the couch, is running around the yard with his canine sibling, Jagger. Kovu likes to explore all the sights and smells, and run after any bunnies he might see! Kovu also loves treats and doggie tennis balls, which they always make sure are in abundant supply. According to Beth, “No matter how he might be feeling, he maintains his sweet demeanor through it all!”