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Deformed Pups Left to Die in Grass, When Along Comes a Hero

Deformed Pups Left to Die in Grass, When Along Comes a Hero

Editor’s note: This post is a Care2 favorite. It was originally published on June 26, 2012. Enjoy!

Written by Nilgen Velazco of Puerto Rico

I live in Puerto Rico, where weather is constantly changing and that day it decided it would rain all day. My little island does have a problem; we have a big population of stray dogs or what we call ‘satos’¯ or mutts and to help them takes time and money that nobody wants to provide. To add to that problem, some people prefer pureblood breeds and so there are even more dogs. I know of many responsible breeders, but that’s not the case with everyone out there.

Thanks to an irresponsible breeder, I found two puppies in need of my help. Sometimes you don’t have to go far to find an animal in need. I was just getting home when I saw the two puppies on my lawn; thank God I wasn’t driving because I would have jumped out of the car to get them.

They were white Chow Chow puppies, but it seems that the breeder didn’t know what he was doing and they were born with defects. One puppy was missing an eye and a front leg and the back leg didn’t work. The second one was just missing an eye and some skin problems. Not the prettiest puppies in the world, but they were alive, something that person didn’t even think about. If he couldn’t sell them, they might as well be left to die on a cold, rainy day.

So Many Mouths to Feed

I knew something was wrong the minute I saw them and began to worry how could I take care of them. At that time, I had three mouths to feed and adding two more was looking impossible. So I called everyone and posted the pictures on the internet and had luck with my veterinarian. That very same day, I went with the puppies to his house and he also inferred that the puppies were left to die because of their defects.

Sadly, the first puppy could not survive, but we had high hopes for the second. One costumer my veterinarian knew was experienced with Chows and was looking to add a new member to the family and he called her up. Of course she didn’t mind that the dog didn’t have an eye and she got it the very next day!

It’s been a couple of years since this occurred and I hope that the breeder has gone out of business. I’m glad that it was my house at which he choose to leave the dogs.

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6:45AM PDT on Jul 27, 2015

Pledge to adopt a rescue animal...so many dogs and cats need loving homes!

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/976/662/349/adopt-a-rescue-animal/

8:32PM PDT on Jul 26, 2015

Thank you for your kindness to the puppies.

12:10PM PDT on Jul 26, 2015

beautiful person who helped :)

2:22AM PDT on Jul 26, 2015

thanks

9:56AM PDT on Jul 23, 2015

Torah A, what has this post got to do with Spain?
(Also note, please, that there are a huge number of Spanish nationals fighting for
the rights of animals, despite the fact that in doing so they may be attacked and/
or receive death threats. May I suggest before making such comments you have
a look at some of the Spanish animal associations)
I assume that you are from a country where there is no animal abuse?????????

5:47AM PDT on Jul 21, 2015

tyfs

2:34AM PDT on Jul 19, 2015

Awwww

9:41PM PDT on Jul 17, 2015

Blessings to Nilgin & his puppy.

10:03AM PDT on Jul 17, 2015

Touching.

4:57AM PDT on Jul 14, 2015

Poor little creatures! I'm so glad the second found a home. (Torah--Puerto Rico is part of the U.S.--not Spain)

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