Seven Puppies Were Rescued in Two Hours by AHS’ Emergency Animal Medical Technicians™!
The call into AHS’ Emergency Dispatch was originally for free-roaming adult dogs who kept entering a hole dug under a house. When the EAMTs™ arrived on scene, witnesses stated that they believed the female dog had recently had puppies, but they were nowhere to be found.
The two EAMTs™ began digging larger holes on each side of the house in order to gain access to see if the puppies were, in fact, underneath. After digging a larger hole, EAMT™ Dan slid under the house and discovered the puppies in a pile. Due to the confined space, Dan remained under the house and utilized a gurney to place the puppies on to then slide them out from under the dwelling and to his partner, Theresa. After two hours of digging holes, locating the pups and sliding each one out one by one, the pups and mom were reunited before heading to AHS’ Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital™ for medical exams.
In total, seven puppies – five boys and two girls – who are likely Shepherd/Lab/Pit Bull mixes were rescued along with their mom. They appear to be less than two weeks old as their eyes are not yet open. The mother dog, who is approximately one year old and is a Lab/Pit Bull mix, has puncture wounds to her torso where it is believed she continually got hurt going under the house to care for her puppies. Her demeanor is just as sweet with people as it is with her puppies and she is an excellent, attentive mother.
The mom and puppies are now resting comfortably in AHS’ Mutternity Suites, an extension of AHS’ trauma hospital, and a quiet space for pregnant and nursing mothers. Mom and puppies will soon head to an AHS Foster Hero home to continue their journey until they are old enough to eat on their own. It will be several weeks before they are ready for adoption.
This mom and pups are eight of more than 4,300 homeless pets that AHS’ EAMTs™ rescue each year. In total, AHS takes in nearly 18,000 of the Valley’s most vulnerable pets annually and cares for them in AHS’ trauma hospital and intensive care units.