The summer season came quickly upon us! It seems like just yesterday we were fighting the blizzard to drive to Pennsylvania to pick up our last pregnant dog. Now we have welcomed Haley and her babies into our fold. Both moms were saved from a high kill shelter where they were in eminent danger. People frequently ask why we take on the daunting project of a mom and babies and the answer is simple, these dogs are the most in need. Sadly shelters frequently euthanize pregnant dogs and moms and newborn babies as it helps in controlling the population and moms and young babies simply do not survive in a shelter environment.
On a happy and positive note – Haley and her babies are now safe and in a loving foster home. They are all thriving, even the runt who is half the size of his siblings at almost 4 weeks. We have scheduled their first vet appointment and look forward to our vet meeting this new family.
We would like to thank all of you as we could not continue to do the work we do without your support. We hope that you will continue to support us and all of the wonderful dogs we continue to save. Thank you.
Spring has definitely arrived! Several weeks ago we were contacted about a pregnant dog in need. One of our volunteers quickly drove to Pennyslvania to pick up this poor mom, in the middle of a blizzard none the less! Izzy arrived on Sunday and Monday morning was already in labor! The last of the 9 puppies arrived at 8 PM after 15 hours of labor! We were blessed with 6 boys and 3 girls and thankfully at 4 weeks of age all 9 babies are thriving. Thanks to your continued support, we are able to save dogs like Izzy and insure that her babies will be delivered in a warm and safe home versus a shelter where few if any would survive. We hope that you will continue to support us and our efforts to save more moms and babies.
We cannot believe 2014 is drawing to a close! Everyone is preparing for the holidays but unfortunately the dogs in need do not break for the holidays. In November we were contacted about 2 pregnant dogs that were at risk of being euthanized due to lack of space as the shelter had taken in numerous pregnant dogs in a matter of days. We quickly shuffled puppies around and were able to save both mothers! Lyla blessed us with 6 babies, as did Clara but we sadly lost one after 9 days. Both moms arrived skin and bones, clearly malnourished for an extended period of time. These two moms have blossomed in our care, both proving how a scared and fearful dog consisting of nothing but skin and bones can flourish into a happy and loving dog. In addition to Clara and Lyla and their babies, we continue to have several dogs residing with our behaviorist for extensive rehabilitation.
We cannot thank you enough for your continued support of us and our cause. We continue to strive to rescue so many unwanted pets while accepting the challenge of finding them loving forever homes. None of which we could accomplish without generous donations from so many of you.
We wish everyone a very happy and safe holiday season!
Thank you again from all of us at Help Orphan Puppies.
This summer has been very busy for us - puppy season seemed to start early and does not appear to be slowing down. We took in two nursing mothers at once - a record for us. The first mom, Abby, came to us with 8 nursing babies, 2 weeks old, plus a heartworm positive diagnosis. The second mom, Luna, came to us with 4 nursing babies, only 4 days old. Thankfully all the babies survived but not without numerous bumps in the road. At 3 weeks of age we determined that one of Abby's babies, Angie, was not developing at the same rate as her siblings. A visit to our specialist resulted with a neurological impairment diagnosis. Two weeks later our primary veterinarian determined that Abby and her babies all had sarcoptic mange - highly contagious to humans and dogs alike, as the foster mom (me!) quickly discovered. Thankfully everyone has been treated, humans and dogs alike, and are on the road to recovery. Abby will be starting heartworm treatment after she is spayed and Angie is receiving daily therapy. Luna and her babies thankfully have been developing and growing without any issues!
Through it all we are so grateful for everyone's support. Through your generous donations, we have been able to continue to save lives like these moms and their babies. We continue to thank you and hope that you will continue to support our efforts.
It has been a busy 7 weeks for us! At the beginning of April we were contacted about a pregnant dog that was scheduled to be put to sleep. We immediately took her into our program! On April 13th Cassie went into labor at 1 AM and easily delivered 5 puppies. After 4 hours we knew something was not right and rushed her to the Emergency Hospital that Sunday afternoon. Sadly one of the babies did not make it but she safely delivered 2 more babies while we were at the hospital. Although we are struggling with funding, we continue to take dogs like Cassie into our program, knowing that without us there are no other options for dogs like her. People sometimes apologize when donating to us, voicing that they wish they could donate more to our small rescue. We always convey how grateful we are for even one dollar, as 100% of our donations go to saving dogs like Cassie and her babies. We continue to be grateful for everyone's support, especially knowing that without people like you, we would not be able to do what we do. Please follow Cassie and her babies on our Facebook page and thank you so much for your continued support!
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