Homeless dogs that are about to give birth look for the safest place to deliver their babies. This means rescuing these mothers, and their families involve going through narrow spaces. Be it a makeshift den deep in the undergrowth or under a house, saving these pups always pose a big challenge, but it is imperative that we get these puppies rescued.
LA on Cloud 9, a non-profit group that helps homeless people and animals, asked help from Hope For Paws in rescuing a family. They said that a homeless dog gave birth under a house. The mother frequently went out to find food, but she hadn’t moved her puppies yet.
Eldad Hagar and Lisa Chiarelli arrived at the location provided by LA on Cloud 9. Volunteer Claudia Perez also helped with the rescue. As a start, the rescuers laid out food on the pavement to get the mama dog to come to them.
Lisa quickly placed a Lucky Leash around the mother dog and named her Sansa. With Sansa secured, it’s time to look for her babies. This proved to be most challenging, as it involved crawling into a small opening to get under the house.
Carrying a flashlight, Eldad scanned the area from the opening and looked for the puppies. After pinpointing where they are, he crawled under without hesitation. Amid the dirt and dust, Eldad steadily approached them until he is within arm’s reach.
Eldad grabbed the nearest puppy and carefully handed them to a waiting Lisa. Lisa withdrew from the opening, the puppy in hand. Both she and Eldad then repeated the process until all seven babies are safely out from under the house.
With the puppies rescued a success, Eldad and Lisa brought the reunited family to the hospital for a quick check-up. All turned out healthy and ready to start the next stage of their life. Jennifer Rosen of Bullies and Buddies then helped Sansa and her family get into a foster home where they can be together.
Sansa turned out to be a great mom and took care of her puppies during their time together. Luckily, all her babies each found a forever home. Sansa herself now eagerly awaits to find her forever family.
Credits to Hope For Paws