Thank you for your email. I did read about you and Galen on the website of Kind Hearts in Action – it is an amazing story. In fact the website is such a comforter. When Muttu tested +ve, I really thought I’ll have to let her go as I thought there’s no cure and two vets told me so as well. I have lost a dog to Distemper when I was 7 and watched him suffer as there was no preventive vaccine available in that part of the country (East) back then. All those memories came rushing back and I did not want to see Muttu suffer as well.
I started surfing the Internet to see if there’s any cure – found your website and saw the youtube video. It is such a touching video and then this hope suddenly crept up inside me.
Finding the vaccine was such a challenge. I wasted more than 24 hours calling hundreds of places in the city – many people (Vets) even laughed when I explained why I wanted it, finally found a small pharmacy for poultry animals in a tiny corner of the city.
Finding a Donor was also a challenge, my vet convinced his friend to let his dog (Macho) donate blood. At first he was hesitant but since the Doc had saved Macho and at one time also Macho’s mother, the owner agreed. This was great because Macho is a healthy, vaccinated Mongrel and we didn’t have to waste time deworming and checking a stray dog for any harmful disease.
This whole ordeal has been such a learning experience – it is the first time any one has heard and seen a cure for Distemper work.
We are in the process of writing an article for the newspapers and actively starting an awareness campaign with a website, where we would like to write about Dr. Sears and the cure and our experience and then direct people to the website of Kinds Hearts in Action.
And here’s the story of Sundari, another dog in India, saved because of the help of Muttu’s owner, Kaveri Uthaiah: Sundari Survives.