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2 Orphaned Puppies Were the Only Survivors When Their Litter was Poisoned.

Updated: Nov 17, 2023

While our partners at BAARK! were spaying and neutering in the Bahamas, they came across a litter of puppies whose mother was killed by a neighborhood dog, leaving 5 orphaned puppies in dire conditions. A gentleman on the property paid a man in a K-9 van (not a licensed veterinarian) to deworm them, but apparently he accidentally poisoned them. When the BAARK! team arrived, they found two lifeless little bodies and another seizing as she died in front of them moments later. The suffering was unbearable to watch. They scooped up the surviving two puppies and brought them to Dr. Smith, who stayed open late to help them. Even after they were supposedly dewormed and almost killed, their tiny bodies were still loaded with hookworms, and they were both extremely emaciated. With the shelter already badly overcrowded and fosters maxed out, they were desperate for a plan for these little orphaned girls. They couldn't turn them loose on the street and expect them to survive. We were already planning to bring Benji into FUR, so we started working on a plan. Valerie Losego put out the word and networked them, and Denise Krueger offered to foster. A plan started to come together. Due to logistics and schedules, we wound up flying the potcake puppies separately and Benji a couple days later. Lori Roach was flying from Nassau to Orlando, and she offered to fly with the puppies. Michelle Waczkowski met her at the Orlando Airport, and brought them back to Denise in Jacksonville. Meadow and Blossom went to see Dr. Kern at Murabella Animal Hospital, and with lots of TLC from Denise, they're gaining weight and doing great. Blossom, now Mabel, has already been adopted by the Wakeland family! She's already much loved by everyone, including her two canine siblings. Meadow is also fully recovered and adoptable now. To Foster: To Adopt: To Donate: — Credit Card: — Venmo: @FloridaUrgentRescue — PayPal: — CashApp: $FloridaUrgentRescue — Mail: Florida Urgent Rescue 7643 Gate Parkway #104-27 Jacksonville, FL 32256 𝗙𝗨𝗥 𝗠𝗢𝗡𝗧𝗛𝗟𝗬 𝗚𝗜𝗩𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗣𝗥𝗢𝗚𝗥𝗔𝗠 Sick and injured animals need help fast. Every donation helps, but Monthly donors give us flexibility to respond immediately when there is an emergency. When there is a hoarding case or a hurricane, a dog with a gunshot wound or a cruelty case, we have to act quickly. We don't have time to do a fundraiser, and wait for those funds to get to us. Your monthly donation can help us save lives again and again. To learn more, please visit: Florida Urgent Rescue is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and FUR earned a Four-Star Rating on Charity Navigator, the highest possible rating. FUR also received a 2023 Candid Platinum Seal of Transparency by Guidestar, and is a 2023 Top Rated Nonprofit on Great Nonprofits. Learn more about FUR at:



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