One morning, the Sacramento SPCA staff found a pit bull mom and her 10 newborn puppies on their doorstep. The pups were only a few days old, and the mother dog was still bleeding, which meant she had been left at the shelter shortly after having given birth.
They were left at the shelter without food or water or any explanation for why they were being abandoned.
The mother was left without a chain – so she could have just walked away from her babies, but she didn’t. She treated her newborns better than the humans she lived with had treated her.
The shelter happily took the whole family in and hoped they could find a foster family willing to take in all eleven dogs.
Separating puppies from their mother too early could be detrimental to their happiness and health. A foster dad came forward and took them all home!
Despite being abandoned, the mother pit bull was very sweet, according to the staff at the shelter. She let her everyone handle her newborns and stayed friendly the entire time.
You have to believe the momma dog was just happy to have food, water, and love! The canine family will remain with their foster dad for a few months. When they are old enough, the will be separated and put up for adoption.
Their foster dad is having a very good time with his new family and loves to share pictures! You can follow the Sacramento SPCA on Facebook to keep up with the wonderful work they do!