Fifty Puppies Rescued, 10 Left
We have been puppified. It’s been truly amazing. During the spay and neuter clinic in October I had three—ten day old pups so whenever someone brought in a nursing mother to be spayed I would plug my pups in and inevitably end up talking to the moms owners. Of course I’d ask about the pups and tell them that if they couldn’t find homes for the pups…. I would take them.
If those pups end up in the streets it just sets back everything we are trying to do. WELL….. I ended up with over fifty puppies. Actually some were from the island but since mid October we’ve had more than fifty puppies and we only have ten left now. It’s incredible. We only lost one little guy, which was one of the ten day old pups and they’re impossible, in fact I was surprised that two of them survived.
I have given the puppies numbers in hopes that anyone reading this newsletter will help me come up with names. Just email the number of the puppy and the name you like in our contact form.
I got the last six, on Saturday, Dec 12. We’d just sent ten to Boston and two to Billings, Montana so Jeff, who thought we were going to get a break from the mountain of puppy poop we’ve been cleaning up every day, wasn’t pleased, but I couldn’t leave them.
These little guys were/are in bad shape and they wouldn’t have made it in the situation they were living in. Then yesterday, (a week later) we went back to where we found them because the woman who lived there insisted on keeping one. It had bothered me all week. Thinking of him there and only being fed left over tortilla’s which offers very little nutrition. I knew that last one wouldn’t survive without help. Luckily when we explained how much was needed by the rest of the litter she agreed to let me take him for two weeks and then she wants him back.
I’ve never, I mean never seen that many tics in a puppies ear, at least one so young. Today we took a picture of him and one of his litter mates who has already had a week of good food. In fact I picked the smallest of the litter to do the comparison. It’s incredible.
It’s going to take a while to get these guys shining but they are lovely, sweet little things and I look forward to seeing them every morning. Plus it’s going to be really hard to give that last little guy back but part of our program is education and I’ll work with the owner, she has two older dogs that look pretty good. She’s already ahead of the norm, she brought the mom into be spayed and she asked me to take the puppies.
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