As she and her friend walked in the afternoon, they heard crying in the distance.
They followed the sound and were surprised to see what they saw!
4 dogs, less than a month old, were all alone.
There was no mother dog anywhere to be seen. How could someone leave their puppies here like this? The two ladies immediately called the local rescue organization.
Rescuers arrived quickly. The kind woman raised each puppy to examine them. Fortunately, she had a lot of experience with animals thrown like this and she is eager to help them.
She saw the puppies being eaten alive by ticks. Poor babies!
2 pups must have been thinner than the other two. Their condition was very alarming. They put the puppies in a bucket and took them to the veterinary clinic.
The vet cleared two of the puppies to go to the rescue shelter.
He said they needed extra calories and treatment for ticks but otherwise, they were okay.
Two of the puppies had to stay at the clinic. They were severely anemic from all the tick bites and malnourishment. They needed extra TLC and blood transfusions.
We can’t imagine how scared these puppies must have been. They are so small and belong to their mother.
We are grateful that the rescuers took turns with two puppies at the vet while they were in treatment.
Two healthier puppies are already in their foster care and they are doing great.
The other two dogs are currently in the veterinary clinic, but they are getting better every day.
Blood transfusions revived the puppies. All are tick-free and have been treated for parasites.
Thank goodness the woman and friend were taking a walk when they did. If not, it’s unlikely the puppies would have survived.
Now all four are doing well. What an amazing rescue!