A man living near Raleigh, North Carolina got an unexpected surprise when he took home a dog he rescued a day way from being put down at a local shelter.
Brian brought home a dog he named Blue and discovered she was pregnant. He writes, "So I adopted a dog from a kill shelter 2 weeks ago… as of this morning… 11 puppies."
Brian continues to explain how it all came about:
So a bit more info on the story. I wanted another cat for my current cat. He is a very active happy cat, but needs a friend. So i went to a local no kill shelter and while waiting to get "screened" I see all the dogs, and like damn. I want a dog.
So i go through the process of looking at there dogs, and felt none of them were really all that special. So I go home and look around for local shelters. Turns out one of the local (45 minutes away local) shelters was about to put down their dogs.
So I take a trip out there with my pops, and look at them. A few loud barking dogs, a few puppies (cute ones, but people were on them quickly) And then she was laying scared to death in a corner of her little cell. So I took her out of that place asap. Me and my dad assumed she had recently had pups, because her nipples and all that.
Well, it was a rough going for the first week or so, she was very very timid. And it looks like she was abused at some point. She warms up starts coming around to me more. And to an extent the cat. While she was getting bigger. I was going to take her to a vet soon. but was holding off due to her being very afraid of car rides, and people in general.
So around 2 am, she starts yelping and moving around a lot. And I get out of bed, had not fallen asleep yet and she had a puppy trailing behind her. So well I did what i could lined her crate with towels, her bed. And did my best.
11 puppies later.. she is ok, and the pups are doing just fine. Might have bit off more then i bargained for, but hopefully I can find them homes when they ready.
Brian is waiting for 6 weeks until the puppies are grown before beginning his search for adoptive parents and said he will be extra cautious about finding the pups new homes. He adds, "I am going to be careful, did not go through all this to have them end in a poor home."
Update: April 5, 2013
Blue's litter of puppies are growing up and "doing well" according to Brian. He said, "They have not been doing much yet but they just started moving about and opening there eyes so soon enough I'll have more [photos]. Just been busy going out looking for a job etc. So it's been a bit time consuming for me to get some pictures out…"
Here's a few of the new photos.
Blue's puppies haven't quite open their eyes yet.
Brian originally went to the shelter to see about getting a cat as a companion for his current cat. Instead Blue came home with him and soon gave birth. But it looks like the cat doesn't mind too much. In fact, it looks like he is quite entertained and is watching out for the puppies.
Update: April 21, 2013
Brian says the puppies are now starting to eat on their own and writes:
"Been fairly busy with things as of late, keeping up with 11 puppies, has been a bit more challenging then I originally thought. Between job hunting and trying to find a cheap vet and helping out with some other things. I finally have a bit of down time, I thought it time to let yall know how the puppies are doing.
They are all doing great, very happy and starting to eat food on their own as well. Playing and getting into all kinds of silliness. They are getting big, i originally had them, inside their mom's crate, that wasn't going to work so I updated to a small pen in the kitchen, that only worked for a week or two. As of yesterday I just gated off the kitchen and let them have the whole run of it."
Momma relaxing outside.
Puppy pile in a bit while i did some much needed cleaning to the kitchen.
The puppies have the kitchen to themselves
~ All photos credit: Brian via Imgur @Chuck_T_Bone
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