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Rescue Group: Northeastern Boxer Rescue
|Size:||Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)||Sex:||Female|
12/23/10: Hoping For a Christmas Miracle
We received a call from a family asking for help. They intentionally bred their boxer hoping to sell her pups. They explained the mom had a cesarean section after being in labor for THREE days. She had a litter of eight puppies. Within days, five had died and the three others were fighting for their life. They did their best to try and keep the pups alive but one by one the pups were failing. Thinking they could breed their dog without complications and consequences soon became a myth. They realized that they were in over their heads.
We contacted our favorite veterinarian who has taken in many sick puppies from NBR in the past…we knew she was their best bet. We immediately made arrangements to have the three remaining pups brought to the hospital. Had they not received this intensive medical care when they did they would now be dead. All three puppies were extremely dehydrated and emaciated. They were put on IV fluids and tube fed the proper nutrition. They were also placed in incubators.
The doctor discovered that the fawn pup's tail was caked with feces. Her tail had adhered to her rectum and caused a bloody infection. It literally closed her anus and the bone from her recently docked tail was jutting out of the skin.
So far, the report from the vet is guardedly encouraging. They are not out of the woods by any means but we are hoping these three tiny girls will be our Christmas miracles.
Below is the first report from our volunteers who transported the pups and drove them to the hospital:
"We picked up the "Three Wise Girls" Noel, Mistletoe and Holly this morning and headed back on our journey to the hospital.
All three girls were/are very dry and extremely emaciated. We tried
not to handle them too much on the way back so as not to cause any potential damage to muscle or bones.
We were able to get the puppies to evacuate on the ride home and we made sure every 30 minutes that they were still breathing.
Preliminary reports after the puppies arrived at the hospital are that the puppies are in bad shape and may have to be admitted to the emergency care facility. The doctor is with them now and will advise on a course of action."
12/22/10: Information on the little girls posting soon.
These three sisters are fighting for their lives, five of their siblings already died before they arrived to us. Please keep them in your hearts and prayers. We will post their full story as soon as we know more, right now our concern is with them. Mistletoe, Holly & Noel are in very rough shape and need your support and prayers.
Can you donate to help Mistletoe, Holly & Noel?
You can send a check directly to: Northeastern Boxer Rescue
P.O. Box 95 Sunderland MA 01375. or use PayPal
Boxer Rescue Contact Area:
Northeastern Boxer Rescue
Jane Scott - firstname.lastname@example.org
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