Last Updated on March 10, 2023 by Pets Feed
About a week ago, the nonprofit Animal Charity of Ohio received information about a small family of dogs who needed help. Jane MacMurchy, the organization’s director of operations and animal welfare officer, arrived at the reported address and found a gruesome scene.
In the place, there was a dog with her two puppies, who lived in terrible conditions. It was quite obvious that the owners didn’t care about the animals and that the little canine family had learned to depend on each other.
Jane told The Dodo:
They lived in terrible conditions. They were in the middle of 6-8 inches of debris in a makeshift pen, and [the puppies] weren’t fully socialized.
The puppy comforts his sister at the shelter
The owners of the 5-month-old puppies and the 7-year-old dog handed them over to rescuers who quickly took them to the shelter. Peaches and Layla, along with their mother Lady, were now safe, and although a medical examination determined they were fine, the puppies lacked confidence.
They didn’t know what to do when mom wasn’t around, but the most emotional thing was when Jane saw Peaches and Layla hug each other for comfort.
It seemed that the two pups were worried about their future and thought that something bad might happen to them at the shelter.
We were doing the injections and the checkup, mum finished first, when we walked her to our intake area, the puppies, without mum, clung to each other because they had so scary.
They made it clear they didn’t want to be separated, so the little family lives together in the shelter, where they quickly learned they were safe.
However, each day they give the dogs time to relax and get groomed by a member of staff. This way, they hope the puppies will start to trust people, but they know it will be a very slow process.
They are much better when their mother is around, so we work with all three of them together, as well as individually, but they are learning to be confident on their own.
After a few days at the shelter, Lady already feels safe and eager to meet new people, she even loves going for walks. On the other hand, your puppies are still going through the socialization process, as it will take them a little longer to adjust.
Lady is a little sweetheart who wags her tail, she is happy to receive affection. The puppies aren’t quite ready yet, but they’re accepting love and affection.
Both move and are happy when together, plus they lean on each other to gain more trust. They are extremely dependent, so when Peaches and Layla are ready for adoption, they will surely go into a home together, receiving the love and care of a loving family forever.
If you are interested in adopting Lady or Peaches and Layla, you can complete an application on the Animal Charity of Ohio website.
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