Current Location: Thorndike, Maine
Adoption Date: March 8, 2020
Adopted by: Heidi Sorensen
Jenn came to the Ranch today with Vera Bradley to say goodbye to this big girl and send her off to her new life. I felt it was best to let Jenn fill you in on who her mama is and what kind of life Vera will have:
“Vera Bradley is going to live with Heidi Sorensen in Thorndike, Maine.
All of her puppies have been adopted and now it is her turn to go to her forever family. She will enjoy living as the only dog on a big and beautiful lavender farm. Her new name will be LaLa. Heidi has been so excited for the adoption day to get here. Heidi purchased all kinds of things like a leash, collar, and stuffed toys – all in purple to continue the lavender theme. She made her a beautiful blanket to ride home with. Heidi drove to TX and is looking forward to getting to know LaLa better on their road trip back to Maine.
We loaded her up on her extra large comfy bed, I gave her a big kiss goodbye and off they went.
We look forward to seeing updates on the Happy Tails page soon.
Enjoy your new life beautiful LaLa”
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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