On a visit to the building site for the new shelter, the workers told us they had something they wanted us to see. They took us to the far side of the property through the brush that had yet to be cleared, and hidden away as carefully as she could be, was Mama dog, Parche, and her 7 newborns, Kasey, Billy, Brady, Maxi, Mini, Sassy, and Tessy. Clearly, PAR has it's first clients! Finding a spot for Parche and her family is going to be an extreme challenge for us, and we hope to find a person who can foster them. We simply could not turn our backs on this dog and her pups.
Parche has a very sweet and calm temperament. We were worried about trying to move a Mama with her brand new puppies, but she took it all in stride. First a meal and a nice drink for Mama dog, then we bundled the babies into the food bowl, and Parche followed us out of the brush and into the car.
Parche and her pups were taken to the Vet right away. Apart from an issue with worms, and a small bacterial infection on her skin for Parche, and some fleas that need to be treated, all is well with Mama and babies. Our new neighbors at the shelter site verified that Parche is a street dog, and were very happy to see her going to rescue. The neighbors on both sides of the new shelter are dog lovers, and happy to see a shelter being built.