UPDATE: Young Maz dumped with her 4 newborn puppies still in dire need of rescue

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In Polk County, Georgia, our hearts collectively broke as we watched the video of a mother dog and her four tiny puppies being surrendered to an overcrowded shelter. It happened just three days ago, when Maz’s owner tried to walk her three-year-old husky blend through the entrance way to the kennels. Maz knew that she and her family were in danger. She “immediately hit the brakes,” and who could blame her?

Shelter volunteer Shannon Hicks Camp had been at the shelter when Maz and her family had been surrendered, describing how heartbreaking it had been to watch these dogs when they enter the shelter; so often scared and feeling so alone. They don’t know who to trust or what to do especially when they have babies.

Sadly, Maz and her babies have not been rescued.

Sadly today went exactly as I expected it would. She barked and growled and wanted to snap at everyone.

This is what stress does to some dogs, especially a new momma dog at animal control.

Shannon Hicks Camp at Polk County Animal Control

Sadly, the fate of Maz has been the result of what happens when a dog is not spayed and then, because of someone’s indifference and neglect, sends the dog and her babies to the shelter.

Now because of her behavior she will jump to the top of the bad list even though i’m sure she’s just scared and unsure but she’s now a behavior risk.

Shannon Hicks Camp

Check out this poor girl’s video:


We can only hope someone experienced can step forward and help Maz.

An advocate posted:

 she is stressed and not truly aggressive, just protecting her babies, but this is heartbreaking, what can a shelter do with a dog that acts like this, so hard to get her help. I hope someone sees through her tough act and has the patience to help her get out of there. Please don’t give up on her.


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  1. Maz is gorgeous!!! I hope someone local can open their heart and home for this precious treasure and her darling babies. It breaks my heart that the shelter workers can’t understand that a mama will protect her babies. She’s not a bad dog, just a very protective mama. I would happily adopt her and foster her babies, but I am not local since I live in Washington state.


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