Community rallies to help mother dog safely deliver 11 pups

When a local people noticed a really pregnant free-roaming canine as winter set in, they reached out to the Sfr-Contemporary for help to get her someplace heat earlier than she had her puppies.  

After a number of makes an attempt to catch her, she was efficiently dwell trapped and introduced into the Ontario SPCA Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Animal Centre. She’s a pleasant canine, so we consider she probably had a household as soon as. She was then positioned in a foster dwelling with our volunteer, Ron, who additionally occurs to be the driving force of the Ontario SPCA Cell Animal Wellness Companies unit.  

Troubling prognosis after supply 

Ron was ready for the canine’s arrival and had already constructed a whelping field the place she may really feel safe to have her puppies. Not lengthy after, she gave start to 11 puppies! Ron’s granddaughter named them Maggie, Molly, Abby, Archie, Charlie, Stevie, Henry, Freddie, Thor, Sweet and Xena, whereas giving mother the identify Bobbie. 

Sadly, shortly after the start of her puppies, Bobbie was recognized with coronary heart worm and Lyme illness, which could be very critical and requires prolonged and expensive therapies. She spent a while being cared for by a veterinarian however was not properly sufficient to look after her massive canine household; caring for 11 infants would put an excessive amount of stress on Bobbie’s system and would additionally go away her pups susceptible. 4 of the pups are at present dwelling with Bobbie and are being intently monitored. The remaining seven are in foster care to offer them the most effective likelihood to thrive.  

Bobbie and puppies spend the vacations with loving household 

Bobbie and 4 of her puppies have since been relocated to dwell with a really skilled foster household. They’ve settled into their new scenario and spent the vacations with this loving household.  

“I’m all the time overwhelmed by how folks step up for our animals. Our volunteers exceed expectations each time,” says Bonnie Bishop, Affiliate Director, Group Outreach Companies on the Sfr-Contemporary.  

“Once I dropped off Bobbie and her 4 puppies, Wanda and her household instantly got here outdoors to greet them. Wanda stated, “’We’re so excited! Thanks for making our Christmas!’” 

We want to thank our unbelievable fosters for his or her kindness and generosity in opening their houses and their hearts. If you happen to’re , study extra about turning into a foster volunteer by visiting 

To assist with the prices of Bobbie’s ongoing medical care to return her to well being, please think about making a donation immediately. Collectively, we will change the lives of animals in want.  



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