When Dory gave birth to nine adorable puppies, the five-year-old boxer needed family support more than ever. Instead, Dory and her defenseless children were dumped in the church parking lot. Her heart broke and her terrified mother knew she could not stand herself. If someone from her doesn’t come to her aid, her favorite and her puppy are alive. Fortunately, someone did it. Misty Burger of Paw Angel Animal Rescue learned about Dory’s plight after someone posted pictures of Dory and her baby online. Berger immediately contacted his friend Angel Urban, and the couple rushed to the scene. When they arrived, they found Dory holding her nine puppies.
The puppy was only two weeks old and Dory did her best to keep the puppy safe and calm, but it was clear that the poor mother needed help. Burger and Urban knew that Dory needed medical attention, so she took her and her dog to the vet for her treatment and further checkups.
Dory suffered multiple injuries, including multiple open wounds, but all of her ailments turned out to be treatable. Unfortunately, veterinarians discovered that one of the puppies was in a much more serious condition. A small puppy named Peach was born with a sore throat by rescuers. The tumor prevents the small puppy from sucking normally and continues to grow until swallowing becomes impossible.
Because of Peach’s size and age, they were unable to surgically remove the tumor and instead had to euthanize her to ease the pain. After sharing the shocking news on Facebook, Paws Angel Animal Rescue wrote, “She leaves a heavy heart, but hope and determination for her mother and eight children.” Peach’s tragic death shocked the small family, but the hard work, love and dedication of the rescuers gave Dory and her eight remaining puppies time and space to heal and find hope for the future. After going through so much pain and sorrow together, the little family is finally safe and able to spend time together and focus on their love for each other without worrying about whether they will be able to get through the day. Now Dory’s three puppies have found their eternal home and are living a happy life filled with love and affection. Dory and the others still live with their adoptive mother, Burger, and enjoy every minute of their time together. The five remaining puppies are forever actively looking for their home and are confident that sooner or later they will find exactly what they want and start a new and exciting life.