On Monday, the St. Landry Parish Animal Control & Rescue shared one of the saddest but bravest stories on social media about a mother dog, both tethered and tangled, protecting her newborn puppies despite the worst conditions imaginable:
“I witnessed one of the saddest sights today. A momma dog tied out to a tree. Her tether so tight. She had nowhere to have her puppies. So she did the best she could. Covered in ants and mosquitoes. She never faulted her attention to her puppies…. as we untangled her, and she could move.
Her puppies still wet, as she attempted to protect each one. One was drowning, sadly. It lay in a pool of blood. Under all the puppies. This is the LIFE of a chained dog…a pregnant dog. SEIZED PROPERTY.”
The mother dog and her puppies were transported to the organization’s veterinarian partner, Bellevue Vet Clinic, where they are receiving emergency care. St. Landry Parish Animal Control & Rescue is reaching out to the community for help with the newborn puppies who need milk replacement. Esbilac (complete diet for puppies fortified with vitamins and minerals). Sadly, at this time, the mother dog, dubbed Libby is unable to successfully nourish her puppies.
Since arriving on Monday, Libby has given birth to four more puppies – making a total of 12 surviving puppies.
The case is under investigation and animal cruelty charges are being pursued.
(Photos of Libby tethered and tangled with her newborn puppies via St. Landry Parish Animal Control & Rescue)
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