The past few weeks in Saskatchewan have had us bundling up in parkas and long johns just to dash from the car to the house, avoiding any unnecessary time outdoors. But what about those that don't have anywhere warm to find reguge? There are too many of those, and rescues across the prairies have been doing everything possible to get as many little bodies indoors and safe as we can.
At LPDR we have done as much as we can, and then some. We have probably overextended ourselves somewhat, but there are so many dogs out there right now who need help in these extreme temperatures. To put this in perspective, one of our newest and littlest rescues actually had the end of her tail fall off from freezing!
In the past 2 weeks we have brought in 3 large litters of puppies with their mamas, some pups found freezing alone, either orphaned or lost from their litters, and some adult dogs who wandered up to nearby homes looking for shelter. In total, we have been able to give safety and warmth to 33 dogs and puppies who would otherwise have frozen to death.
So once again, we are coming to you for help! We need puppy food as all these little ones start to ween and to help their mamas produce milk without losing weight themselves. All 33 will need deworming, vaccinations, microchipping, and if old enough to be spayed or neutered. This is going to add up to our already large veterinary costs.
Check out our photos here to see all 33 new Lucky Dogs. We have chosen only to share pictures of them safe, and excluded any of the more sad and graphic ones we had to endure. These are the 33 we were able to save, and along with your help, we will make sure each one finds their perfect forever home.
The LPDR crew