In a tragic situation in Fresno, California, five dogs who mauled and traumatized a pit bull mom have been euthanized. The attack occurred last week as the mother dog, who had just given birth to four puppies, went over to the neighbor’s fence when she heard dogs barking.
According to Fox News, the dog named Sophia had pushed her paw through an opening in the fence, when the other dogs grabbed onto her left leg and attacked. Authorities state the dogs had been neglected and were extremely malnourished. The mother dog was rescued and rushed to a local animal hospital where her left front leg had to be amputated.
The owner of the mother dog and her newborn puppies surrendered them to the Central California SPCA, stating she could not afford the costs incurred as a result of the situation. Sophia is recovering and is expected to live a normal life. There are many “tripods,” who with just a little practice can run, jump and play as well as their four-legged counterparts. Once healed, the dog will go into foster care and when she and the puppies are healthy and ready, all will be available for adoption. On the organization’s Facebook page, Sophia’s condition was updated:
“Sophia, the attacked Pit Bull momma, is resting well and tending to her adorable puppies at our animal care center. She is very sweet and is handling this traumatic situation with patience and grace. We are pleased to announce that this community came to her support and has donated over $3,000 to help with her medical expenses! We are extremely thankful for the outpour of donations and support.
We are able to help emergency situations, like Sophia’s, due to YOUR financial support. To help future injured animals, please make a donation to our Wellness Fund.”
(Photo and video for five dogs who mauled Sophia courtesy of Central California SPCA)
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Check out Sophia’s video with her adorable puppies: