Ditch Puppies Now Safe & Sound
Three pups owe their lives to a kind gentleman that travels a country road on a daily basis. He had noticed a momma dog and pups that appeared to be living in a hold dug in the side of the ditch. One day he realized that he had not seen the momma for a couple days and was concerned for the pups, so he called Amanda.
Amanda took off and drove 45 mintues to finally find these guys. Momma was dead in the ditch, probably hit by a car. Three puppies about 3-months old were surviving on their own. There was a very run-down house, camper, abandoned vehicles, etc. less than a 1/4 of a mile away, so Amanda stopped to ask if they knew about the dogs.
The only person who would come outside was a teenage girl. She was very shy and started to cry when Amanda asked about the dogs. Eventually, Amanda learned that the momma dog (appeared to be a Yellow Lab, maybe mix) was indeed hers but once pregnant the girl’s father no longer let her take the dog inside or feed her. She said the daddy dog was a shepherd type dog that was a stray, and her father shot it after they realized her dog was pregnant.
There were 7 pups to begin with, but they were disappearing. Amanda asked what they planned to do with the remaining pups. She said nothing as her dad won’t let her feed them and told her they would all eventually get eaten by the coyotes. Amanda inquired about taking these pups, and the young girl said, “PLEASE DO!”.
A kind driver got the ball rolling, rescues and volunteers increased the pups odds, a pilot helped move the dogs, and a foster stepped up to take the dogs in. Roxi, Luca & Rico are now safe & sound… and much loved in their Mountain Pet Rescue foster home!