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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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6:16PM PDT on May 22, 2015

Just tossed out like trash, because they weren't perfect. Aren't we glad "normal" human parents don't do this to their young, else WE might have been left alone out in the grass to die.

12:29PM PDT on May 22, 2015


12:29PM PDT on May 22, 2015

Thank you for the rescue.

2:14PM PDT on May 21, 2015

But all the "breeders" (multipliers if you ask me, only keen on profit) should be put in jail!!!

2:12PM PDT on May 21, 2015

Aaaww Nilgen, you´r an angel, may God bless you, so great you saved the puppies!!! Our world needs more humans like you...

2:35AM PDT on May 19, 2015

God Bless You Nilgen, for doing all that you could for the pups!

11:40AM PDT on May 18, 2015

Greed and money.. they should prosecute and ban irresponsible breeders like that.. thanks so much for saving the two dear soles.. sad that the one did not make it!!

9:27AM PDT on May 17, 2015

Dear Nilgen, you are an angel!!! Thank you for who you are, how you think, what you do !
God bless you and all your lover ones.

9:27AM PDT on May 17, 2015

Dear Nilgen, you are an angel!!! Thank you for who you are, how you think, what you do !
God bless you and all your lover ones.

2:10PM PDT on May 12, 2015

Thank you for being you and caring

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