This pit bull and her seven sick puppies were looking at a very bleak future. Bunched together in an animal shelter in Texas, they were scheduled to be euthanized.
An Omaha group, Muddy Paws Second Chance Rescue, and activist Mark Barone’s organization, An Act of Dog, stepped in and saved this family. Now the pit bull and her puppies are preparing to fly to a 13-acre foster home in Glenwood.
Unfortunately, this scenario isn’t uncommon. The shelters are overcrowded and there is no more room. Barone has painted 5,500 portraits of shelter dogs, meant to represent the 5,500 dogs killed in shelters every day.
Barone is raising the money to pay for most of the rescue mission and the veterinary work needed so the mother and her puppies can fly. There will be some additional expenses including food, more medical care, leashes, collars, beds, and toys.
The Texas pitbull puppies have a parasite, and they’ll have to get treatment after they move to their temporary home in Glenwood. They will stay in Glenwood while they recover and then they’ll get adopted.
This family had a rocky start, but it looks like everything is going to be okay for this mom and her puppies.