Many people rescue dogs to protect them from bad owners, even if they can’t house them personally. Therefore, they take them to no-kill shelters. Macy was a new employee at one local animal shelter and decided to give a pregnant golden retriever more care because it certainly needed it. The veterinarian told her that the dog’s puppies didn’t look right on its ultrasound, so she thought she was prepared. However, when the delivery day finally arrived, she was shocked to see what the puppies actually looked like. They were nothing like the beautiful golden retriever they came out of!
Many rescued dogs are already pregnant when they get to the shelter. Animals often focus on procreation and survival on the streets. However, some rescue stations aren’t equipped to handle pregnant dogs effectively.
One station had a veterinarian on staff, but she wasn’t in at the time. A pregnant golden retriever came in and appeared to struggle, so no one knew how to handle the situation. Clearly, the animal needed more attention because of her condition!