Location: Anna TX
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We never know what we will be contacted about, never know what day or what time something is tossed into our lap asking for help..
Last night at 7:20 pm Laura received a plea for help from Dallas Animal Services with this big girl who appears to be a Neapolitan Mastiff, or a Cane Corso, or a mix….I’m not sure and it doesn’t matter too much.
The topic is sensitive and I need everyone to understand just how sensitive it is. You see here in Texas we have a huge problem with overpopulation of dogs. Shelters are filled to the brim, and hundreds of thousands of dogs are dropped at the shelters especially during the holidays. You saw that with just Ludwig, Bruce and Curry alone, purebred Bordeaux’s just unwanted and Bordeaux’s are a breed we don’t say no to unless they are known to be human or dog aggressive.
Here is why it’s so sensitive and I knew the minute I saw the video that this big girl is pregnant, what is she pregnant with? I have no clue but clearly she’s got babies on board. The frantic call from the shelter employee asking if we could help was because they were going to have to take her to surgery and spay her, sounds simple except for the puppies.
Due to the fact the shelters are so incredibly over crowded her babies would have to be euthanized. It doesn’t make the shelter workers bad people, it’s just what the public and their disgusting continuation of not spaying and neutering your pets and then discarding them that puts the shelters in this kind of position. The shelter workers care far more than the public who is responsible for this problem.
We had ten minutes to decide what we could do. Jenn has 18 puppies at her house right now but Saturday is a huge adoption day so we knew that if this big girl could hold out Jenn would have space. We asked the shelter to walk her near other dogs to see if she had any interest in being reactive with them. As you can see she is just a sweet girl who wants no trouble..
We know that thousands of puppies are euthanized in Texas continuously so this was nothing knew, but once you are asked specifically with one mama, as Wes says you become involved and cannot look away.
So we scrambled, Jenn was on board and she would make room for this big mama to come stay at maternity manor. We don’t know exactly when she is due, we don’t know how many babies are in there, what we do know is the shelter said the owner called and asked for them to come and pick her up because they couldn’t feed her any longer.
Ricky and Terrie will pick her up at the shelter today, take her to the sanctuary and get her cleaned up and then take her to Jenn. We have to wait for the holiday to be over and get Dr. Reno to take a look at her for more answers, hopefully she isn’t due for a couple of weeks and hopefully she doesn’t have 75 puppies in there, but whatever will be, will be.
So what appears to be the last rescue of 2019 is a big mama and her big old belly full of pups..
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