Puppies Separated from Mother to Save Their Lives

April Livingston | November 5th, 2017
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In most circumstances, the best place for puppies in the early weeks of their lives is with their mother. For this reason, most breeders and adoption or rescue organizations do all they can to keep puppies with their mom in the first eight weeks of their lives. In some cases, however, puppies must be separated from their mother in order to have a fighting chance survive. One such occasion happened recently in North Carolina, where rescuers from a group called Mr. Bones & Co. encountered a truly heartbreaking situation. The puppies they were called to help came from a mother dog they had met before because they had also rescued litters from the same home.

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When rescuers arrived, they found a very different situation than they had originally thought. They were told there were ten puppies that were between 7 and 10 weeks old, and they actually found puppies that were only a few days old and six of them had died. There were four remaining puppies. They made the difficult decision to take the puppies from their mom so they could have a fighting chance—and made sure the mother was spayed to prevent future litters. The owner loved his dog and refused to give her up, and the tough decision to take the puppies away was made.

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The young pups went into foster care immediately so they could be bottle fed. The dogs, which were underweight and flea infested when they arrived, had the odds stacked against them. But day by day, the puppies fought to survive and got stronger. The four puppies are all thriving and growing, waiting for the day when they can be adopted into loving homes. They are mastiff mixes, so they will likely be very big companions for their new families in a few weeks!

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