Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Farrah and Puppies Rescued!

Farrah and her 7 pups are safe at Operation Kindness!
Did you know that half of the animals at Operation Kindness are transferred from city shelters?
Such is the case of Farrah and her 7 babies. Farrah, a Shih Tzu mix, was found as a stray and brought to Garland Animal Control where they discovered she was pregnant and going into labor at any time. City shelters are often unable to provide an environment for the puppies to live until they are old enough to be adopted, or to provide any necessary medical treatment. Therefore the dogs like Farrah and her puppies must go to rescue groups.

Our friends at Garland Animal Control called Operation Kindness about Farrah, and she was transferred here on Tuesday, February 21st- the day her 7 babies were born. Mom is extremely matted, and we will get her groomed so she is more comfortable. She and the 7 puppies will also go into a foster home.

The 7 puppies are just one day old
The babies will remain in foster until they are 8 weeks old and they have received two rounds of shots. Mom will be available in about 4 weeks, when her puppies are weened from her and eating on their own. All of the puppies and mama Farrah will be spayed or neutered, microchipped, and current on vaccinations. Interested in fostering animals like Farrah? Contact us!

Farrah received a haircut and bath and she feels much better. Some of her skin was scalded from urine locked in her matted fur. We were surprised to learn that unlike Farrah Fawcett (for whom she was named) she doesn't have blonde hair. It's actually white and gray!
She and her 7 puppies are going to a foster home today where they can have a quiet environment to thrive and grow!

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