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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’Ł 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 higháhopes 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 Iáhope 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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10:46AM PST on Mar 3, 2015

Sad that puppies can be abandoned, even more so (if possible), when the puppies have special needs. Glad to know, they vere finally taken care of.

11:35PM PST on Mar 2, 2015

All my animas have defects. I wouldn't have it any other way.

7:54AM PST on Feb 27, 2015

All these pups want is a loving home and affection. . . is that too small a request for humans?

4:25AM PST on Feb 27, 2015

Como todas las historias,es conmovedora,gracias

4:24AM PST on Feb 27, 2015

Como todas las historias,es conmovedora,gracias

5:37PM PST on Feb 18, 2015

Such a sad story with a happy ending, a big thanks to the guy who saved them thank you for sharing.

5:34PM PST on Feb 18, 2015

How can anyone abandon these poor puppies, just so cruel, glad for happy ending, thank you for sharing

5:31PM PST on Feb 18, 2015

Just so caring, shame for the first one, great story so glad it had a happy ending.

4:01PM PST on Feb 13, 2015

Thank you for sharing

6:01AM PST on Feb 4, 2015

poor babies,glad they found such a gd friend in you,thnks 4 sharing

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