Someone just didn’t want her, but instead of asking friends for help, notifying area rescues or shelters, the tiny dog’s owner abandoned her in the desert near the Redlands in California. The frightened dog scavenged for any bits of food, and finally when she could no longer stay awake or find her family, the tiny dog found comfort in an old discarded sofa.
Had it not been for a Good Samaritan, the dog probably would not have survived many more days – too many predators in the desert for one so small and timid. Rescuers jumped into action and set a humane trap, and then they waited. Animal advocate Faith Easdale filled in the details of the group effort:
“She was very scared and needed to be trapped so Bonnie Butler and Jenniefer Short trapped her thank you ladies.Nicole LeAnne kept me in the loop in case we needed more people and more equipment. Once this little baby was safe I drove out to get her. Shari Heywood Jude met me and slept with her last night and brought her to the hospital this morning. Suzette Hall had made arrangements for her to be seen ASAP because she may have a UTI and we are pretty sure she’s pregnant.”
Now named Victoria, this lucky pooch will stay in a foster home and is expected to give birth to a litter of puppies soon. If you would like to help Victoria and other dogs just like her, donations can be made to Dream Fetchers.
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