Some people do things that are so unimaginable and so cruel. Animals are helpless; if they don’t live in the wild, they’re dependent on humans for their basic needs. Those pregnant cats and dogs, for instance, need special care and attention. They don’t ask to be abandoned just before giving birth.
We’ve all seen the effects of this desertion even if we haven’t experienced it directly. For one new mama dog in Lemoore, California, she was lucky enough to be saved thanks to a total stranger’s willingness to stop and help.
The good Samaritan realized the mother dog was friendly enough; she didn’t spot any of her pups though. She decided to call a dog rescue. Kings SPCA Halfway Home answered the call. It took some creativity, but the rescuers got the mother to show them where her babies were. They used their phones to play the noise of crying puppies. This sent the mama dog into protective, nurturing mode. She rushed off to look after her babies.
To the owner of our newest addition,We know you don't care because you dumped your pregnant 1 year old dog in the middle of nowhere. We know you don't care that she was attacked by other animals while she searched for food. We know you don't care that she had to climb into thorn bushes to give birth in order keep her babies safe. We know you have already forgotten the look on her face when you drove away after discarding her like an old tire on the side of the road. We also know that YOU are the reason we continue to rescue these amazing animals. We know she is full of love and kindness….love and kindness that you obviously lack! Your lack of compassion for this beautiful momma is sickening. She is not trash. So don't worry your selfish, heartless, lazy, ignorant little head. She doesn't need you.She luckily was spotted 3 days prior to us picking her up. She finally trusted a woman by the name of Kelly Leavens Tarlton, who was visiting family nearby. Momma was full of milk but there were no puppies in site. She was soaking up the love from her new human friend when I arrived. We leashed her and played puppies crying on YouTube. She jumped up and we were moving. Making sure we reminded her how amazing she was for being so strong out there. "Good Momma, lets finds the babies!" She pulled Kelly into a huge cluster of sticks and brush a ways down the road. Being stabbed and poked from every direction, Kelly didn't miss a beat and climbed over and under huge branches until Momma climbed into a small deep hole in the bushes.Kelly squealed "we found them!!!!!"When we finally got all the pups in a crate and got them and Momma into the car she put her face next to the crate, she let out a long breath and closed her beautiful eyes. She was finally able to rest. She didnt have to worry about herself and her pups being attacked. She didnt have to worry about finding food. She was safe with her babies.Thank you to the kind women, Kelly, who called us and sat with her until we could get out to where Momma was found. Most people do not dive head first into unknown brush following a dog but one woman didn't think twice. It reminds me that there are selfless, compassionate people still around that are fighting the same fight to save a life….or in this case a family.
Posted by Kings SPCA on Wednesday, February 21, 2018
By now several volunteers joined in to help. They leashed the mama dog. It was as though the mama dog sensed the people were there to help. She led them through thickets and underbrush until they finally came to a hollow where she had kept her ten puppies. After the shelter staff and volunteers got the mama pit bull and the pups to safety, they had some choice words for the folks who ditched her.
They addressed their letter “To the owner of our newest addition.” What followed was a severe, stern reprimand.
Dumped Momma update video.She is absolutely amazing. Extremely loving. It blows our mind that someone could toss this sweet girl out like trash when she is full of so much love.We do not own the rights to music in this video.
Posted by Kings SPCA on Thursday, February 22, 2018
“We know you don’t care because you dumped your pregnant 1-year-old dog in the middle of nowhere. We know you don’t care that she was attacked by other animals while she searched for food. We know you don’t care that she had to climb into thorn bushes to give birth in order keep her babies safe.
“We know you have already forgotten the look on her face when you drove away after discarding her like an old tire on the side of the road.
“We know she is full of love and kindness….love and kindness that you obviously lack! Your lack of compassion for this beautiful momma is sickening. She is not trash. So don’t worry your selfish, heartless, lazy, ignorant little head. She doesn’t need you.”
It closes with a more positive slant, telling the heartless person about all the good people who stepped in to save this mama dog and her babies: “It reminds me that there are selfless, compassionate people still around that are fighting the same fight to save a life….or in this case a family.”
Hopefully, this horrible person who did the unthinkable will read this letter. I know for sure that this sweet lady and her pups will find good, loving homes.