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“Dumb Dog” Nurses Abandoned Pups

“Dumb Dog” Nurses Abandoned Pups


Written by Annette Norton of New Jersey

Kora came into a North Carolina shelter as a stray. She was brought there by a shelter worker and the next day she gave birth to three puppies. When the puppies were about a week old, someone abandoned three other week-old puppies at the shelter overnight under cover of darkness.

Kora, being a gentle and kind soul, took them in as her own, but their peace was short lived. While at the shelter, they all came down with upper respiratory infections and one of Kora’s biological babies passed away.

Our New Jersey-based Wag On Inn rescue group regularly tours shelters in the South and Puerto Rico and brings dogs north with us where they are placed in foster homes until they are adopted. These dogs would otherwise be euthanized if they were not adopted.

The day that Kora and her now-extended family of pups were scheduled to leave for New Jersey with us, a call came in from Kora’s owner. When the shelter staff informed her that Kora was just about to leave for the rescue and that she had heartworm, the woman said, “Well they can have her! I don’t want that dumb dog, I just didn’t want her killed.”

Kora is now in New Jersey under the care of Wag On Inn Rescue. She is in a foster home where her pups were seen by a veterinarian and are now on the road to recovery. Once they are eight weeks old and weaned, they will go to their forever homes and Kora will be spayed and then treated for heartworm. After that, she too will find a home who will appreciate her and give her the good things in life she deserves.  See more of Wag On Inn’s rescued dogs and learn about their work on their Facebook page or website.

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5:47AM PDT on Jul 30, 2014

What a horrible owner! At least now they will be adopted by people who care!

10:14AM PDT on Jul 27, 2014

It's not Kora who is dumb, it is her previous owner, but hey Karma will get her owner.

8:51AM PDT on Jul 14, 2014

20 points.

1:55AM PDT on Jul 14, 2014

Thank you for sharing!

1:27PM PDT on Jul 11, 2014

She is not dumb but smart enough to know that the abandoned pups needed her and to take them in was a sign of compassion in a dogs nature. THe owner didnt deserve her.

10:12AM PDT on Jul 11, 2014

Kora could sense that her "owner" was a bitch and probably ran away from her. She is in a good place, giving unconditional love and receiving love. It sounds like Kora is the smart one in this case.

1:31AM PDT on Jul 10, 2014

Great story! Thanks for sharing!

5:54AM PDT on Jul 4, 2014

great story

5:57AM PDT on Jul 3, 2014

great story

6:07AM PDT on Jul 2, 2014

Good story.

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