Andersons Happily Ever After


“Saving one animal will not change the world, but surely, the world will change for that one animal.”
– Anonymous

It’s hard to believe that Anderson, pictured here on the right with his new forever sibling, was once a sufferer of Parvovirus – a life threatening disease that most commonly affects puppies who aren’t vaccinated. When Anderson was a part of Zoe’s, Zoe’s was hit with a $5000 bill to treat him, as the disease often requires an intensive stay at the hospital to support the puppies immune system as it fights it off. By the time Anderson was released from the hospital, he had undergone a blood transfusion.

Hearing this, two little girls set about with a rather ingenious business – drawing their adorable versions of your pet on a card, for only 10 dollars. Not only did they help contribute to Andersons care, but the little ladies, Jade, 8 & Asha 7, want to keep fundraising for other sufferers of Parvo. The two were featured across various Canadian newspapers, and were shown on a CTV Alberta primetime segment, which will be re-aired soon and can be viewed here:

If you want your own portrait, send a $10 e-mail money transfer to [email protected] along with your pet’s photos, pet’s name and your mailing address. Jade & Asha will include up to 3 pets in one picture. Once completed, they will mail the artwork to your home. You can also follow along on their facebook page:

Remember that a simple vaccination can save a puppy from the distress of this disease. But of course, on a lighter note, check out Anderson, who is now known as Apollo, and his happy little face. Imagine being given a new lease on life, and a new family all at once! When Zoe’s volunteers went to do a little visit, they said he seems to be in blissful happiness in his new forever home.

By Julie Kraus