Oh, my heavens there are a lot of puppies. From a large litter of puppies who lost their mom at birth to a litter that was found left in the trash, with donor’s help, VHS was there to help.
It was a sad start for a litter of golden retrievers and it was very traumatic for the Veterinarian and for the owner who needed to find a way to look after the pups fast. Fortunately, VHS had, just 12 hours prior, agreed to take a litter into care and that momma dog and her puppies were still at the clinic. The Vet made an emergency decision, approaching the nursing mom to see if she would also take on the goldens and she happily allowed them to nurse. That gave VHS a bit of time to find surrogate moms after agreeing to take the pups into foster. So that’s twenty puppies to add to the ‘Bear’ litter and the four litters arriving with two additional pregnant moms – all of whom were in danger – either of being shot or being left to fend for themselves in the cold north.
We’d like to give you a pup count but it seems to be going up each day – so far 35 (?) and counting.
VHS is committed to ensuring each puppy receives proper care and nutrition and that each animal who passes through our care is spayed or neutered before being adopted and that is expensive! Adoption fees just barely cover vet care. At a time like this, we really have to rely on donors and fosters to help make sure the next litter of puppies can make it into the VHS safe haven and we can let the love begin.
Donations help and so does support such as the note Penny received from the Veterinarian after the grueling night of loss who said, “I just wanted to thank you for always picking up your phone (even in the wee hours!). I cannot express how grateful and appreciative I am of your dedication and willingness to take on some of the toughest cases. I feel very lucky to work with your organization.”