|Posted on November 2, 2012 at 2:55 PM|
What was supposed to be a day out with Sam and Nikita, turned into another rescue mission. We decided to go to some caves which was a three and a half hour drive away. So many times we stopped along the way to feed pups and dogs. We couldn't pick them all up as we would have picked up over 10 before we got there. A couple of weeks ago we were asked if we could go and help some pups in a layby near
the caves. We had two of our dogs in cages due to lack of space so we weren't in a position to go and take in more. We went to check if they were still there and sadly they are. They are very scared and were fighting with each other. We only managed to catch one that had lost an eye.
On the way back we had to stop on a busy road when we saw a litter of young pups all crossing a busy road. one pup got hit by a car and ran off screaming. Sam managed to grab one of the pups but the others all went under a fence. By this time it was very dark and Sam could see the pups had joined their mother on the other side of the fence. the little one that had been hit by a car had stopped screaming and apart from the problem of where we would put them, it wouldn't have been safe to try and get them. The two pups we did rescue are now settled in a large cage. That doesn't stop us from thinking and worrying about all the dogs we saw and fed today that we didn't bring back. Sadly we just don't have the room. By the time we got home we must have seen or fed nearly 20 dogs or pups that all needed help.
I have to say that at just three years old, Nikita was a little star today. We were parked on a very busy road after seeing the litter of pups crossing the road. Sam passed me the one she had managed to catch and then went looking for the one that had been hit by a car and the others. I had to move the car and turn round so I told Nikita she had to be a big girl and look after the pup for me. She held the pup all the way home despite us having to stop again after it was sick on her.
The little pup who has lost an eye will need to go to the vets in the city.