Supporters of two animal rescue groups in New Jersey have a lot to thank as the condition of three sick puppies recently abandoned in the woods has improved.
The two male and one female pit bull puppies, each around four months old, have all been treated for parvovirus since their discovery in Millville last week.
“Finch, fox and falcon” were all trending in the right direction on Monday, according to an update shared by Ramapo Bergen Animal Refuge on its Facebook page.
Female Finch was doing well enough to be released into a foster home Monday night, Jersey Pits Rescue confirmed to New Jersey 101.5.
Both males remained at Oradell Animal Hospital with “diarrhea and a cough” but ate alone in the hopes of being cleared to leave later in the week.
Dog lovers had contributed to online fundraisers for the trio’s care, which RBARI said had made a difference.
“It takes an army and you are truly the foundation that allows us to take on such challenging medical cases,” the rescue group said in its Facebook post.
There have been no public updates on whether officials have found information on who may have left the dogs outside to fend for themselves last week.
Erin Vogt is a reporter and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach her at [email protected]
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A trip to New Jersey doesn’t have to be all about the beach. Our state has some incredible hiking trails, waterfalls and lakes.
From the Pine Barrens to the Appalachian Trail to New Jersey’s hidden gems, there are many options for a great hike. Hiking is a great way to spend time outside and enjoy nature, and it’s also a great workout.
If you are going downhill and meet an uphill hiker, step aside and give the uphill hiker room. A hiker going uphill has the right-of-way unless stopping to catch his breath.
Always stay on the trail, you may see side trails unless they are marked as an official trail, stay away from them. If you leave the trail, you can harm the ecosystems surrounding the trail, the plants and wildlife that live there.
You also don’t want to disturb the wildlife you encounter, just keep your distance from the wildlife and keep hiking.
Cyclists should give way to hikers and horses. Hikers should also give way to horses, but I’m not sure how many horses you’ll encounter on New Jersey’s trails.
If you decide to take your dog with you on your hike, be sure to keep them on a leash and ensure all pet waste is removed.
Finally, keep the weather in mind, if the trail is too muddy it’s probably best to save your hike for another day.
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