In Compton, California, volunteers were asked on Friday to help 15 newborn puppies barely a week old from certain death. All huddled together, the puppies were found in a designated location outdoors in the freezing cold lying on the cold ground – not even an old towel or blanket to comfort them or help them stay warm.
Popular animal advocate Sal Valdepena tells the tragic story of the tiny Cane Corsos:
“What would you do if you were asked to help 15 newborn puppies under 7 days old? That’s exactly what just happened a few days ago. We were asked to help a family of 15 Cane Corso puppies from the freezing cold. Big Bones Canine Rescue agreed to take all the puppies and mom. Tragically the family will not surrender mom & one of the puppies and wanted to give the other puppies away.
So to act wasn’t an option. It was either we help or they freeze to death. We are still trying to get mom and other puppy. Currently they are all under vet care & feedings…”
Three of the puppies have since died, while the others continue to fight for their lives. With this number of puppies, the veterinarian costs are skyrocketing. The puppies are all at a veterinarian hospital and are being bottle fed. A Facebook page showcasing the plight of the puppies can be followed. To help with their care, donations can be made here.
(Photos of newborn puppies courtesy of Sal Valdepena
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