Pregnant Dog To Be Euthanized
Ava was brought into a rural shelter that was overcrowded already. She was to be euthanized because the shelter just didn’t have space especially since Ava was pregnant. A staff member contacted many rescue organizations to save Ava and her unborn puppies. Erin Morse, director at Midwest Animal ResQ, told the Dodo “The animal control officer said we were the last rescue group on her list to call.” MARQ decided to take Ava in.
How Many Puppies?
They tried to x-ray Ava to see how many puppies she was going to have but the results came back inconclusive. The rescue organization reached out to one of their volunteer foster parents Ashlee Holland to see if she could take Ava in. Holland originally was not going to, because she already had a large group of kittens she was bottle feeding and thought she wouldn’t have the time or energy.
A Surprising Amount Of Miracles
Holland couldn’t get Ava out of her mind and decided to foster the soon to be mom. After a few weeks, Ava gave birth, and the number of puppies was a huge surprise. Ava gave birth to 18 puppies, and although one of them didn’t survive, the efforts of many different individuals made life possible for not only Ava but her remaining 17 puppies.
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