Mama Dog Is Reunited With Her Puppies After Being Rescued

When K9 Crusaders rescued Noelle from a shelter where she had been dropped off by someone who claimed to have found her as a stray, they discovered she had a tragic backstory.Despite her emaciation, she had obviously recently given birth.”She had obviously been feeding her puppies, but nobody had been feeding her,” the Canadian rescue K9 wrote on Facebook.The mystery was where her children had gone.The K9 Crusaders set out to find the puppies by working with local animal rescue organizations.”On December 7th, Noelle’s profile came to us from a QC gas pound where she had been surrendered by someone who claimed to have found her as a stray,” K9 Crusaders reported.She was completely engorged and still producing milk, and it was obvious that this poor Mama had been yanked away from her children in haste.”Because she was so upset, her haunting eyes and sorrowful situation left few unbroken hearts among those of us who read her story.”

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“She arrived the next day, skin and bones, barely more than 30 pounds, at least 15-20 pounds under ahealthy weight, and every single rib was exposed.”
She had obviously fed her children, but she had not been fed.”Noelle’s charming and gentle attitude immediately won over everyone she met, from the shelter workers to the transport drivers, to the medical professionals, our own volunteers, and, of course, her foster family.”We could see her anguish in her eyes every time we looked at her, and there was no doubt that she missed her children.“Many of you were naturally concerned about the puppies, wondering if they had been abandoned and if they were safe.

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Thankfully, the incredible people who work in the rescue were all on the same page, and Noelle’s story took an incredible turn when a highly suspicious ad with a photo of Noelle and her puppies was discovered on a buy and sell portal.The poster claimed that Noelle had died shortly after giving birth and that they were now looking for homes for her puppies, but the truth was far more sinister, as the person selling these puppies had abandoned Noelle at the shelter.””Our incredible rescue coordination team in Quebec sprang into action, immediately contacting us to confirm that the photo shared was indeed our Noelle.”

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Without a doubt, it was.”We fought all night to save them all by negotiating a mass purchase of the remaining eight of her nine puppies that hadn’t sold yet.”They were only about 5-6 weeks old, far too young to be abruptly separated from their mother.Of course, the owners had no idea who we were; they simply saw money and decided to give it to us all at once, no questions asked.””We successfully completed the purchase based on the authorities’ recommendation, and thanks to one very special volunteer, Noelle and her puppies were reunited only hours later.””It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that none of us will ever forget.”Check out the touching reunion for more, let us know what you think, and don’t forget to share the story on social media with your friends and family to brighten their day as well.