Roxie and Princess, pregnant and dumped
Chrissy has a hand on each and every dog we rescue – whether she takes them off the beach to the vet’s office, put them on a plane, pick them up at the airport, foster them or drive them to their new home.
And there are some who will stay with you forever.
It began with Princess. The 2nd week in January 3 pregnant dogs were dumped on the beach. In one week. We had no funds to rescue them. One little dog Roxie, gave birth to 7 and 4 die within the first 2 days. The beach is no place for a dog to give birth. We planed a rescue and Sandra and two new volunteers who have become incredibly dear and pivotal partners to The Sato Project, Sherrie and Dave Genson, took Roxie and her pups and the two other pregnant dogs off the beach. Roxie plus 3, Princess and Ginny. All arrived at Bianca’s on a Saturday afternoon. Ginny was so traumatized by her ordeal that she lost her entire litter of puppies that day. Bianca examined Princess and called Chrissy with a horrific diagnosis. This little 12lb dog had been beaten. She had a broken left hind leg, a fractured pelvis and a perforated right eardrum. Bianca had no idea how this dog was carrying 7 puppies. Chrissy was beyond angry. Bianca took Princess home with her because she was scared that she would go into labor when the clinic would be closed.
On Friday January 20th Princess went into labor. Bianca performed a caesarean section, as it was physically impossible for Princess to give birth with her injuries. Six puppies were born healthy. A seventh was trapped in the birth canal and did not make it. Princess never regained consciousness. That amazing 12lb ball of courage and bravery carried those 7 babies despite the agony she must have been in. And she gave her life to ensure theirs.
Roxie, little 15lb Roxie stepped up and became foster mother extraordinaire. She raised her pups plus Princess’s 6. That’s 9 puppies in case you lost count. And Roxie did an amazing job. Every puppy was fat and chubby and delicious. And all found homes very quickly. Bianca had fostered Roxie and her puppies and continued to foster Roxie. Roxie also had a home waiting for her in New York but she became very sick a few weeks after her pups left. Roxie lost weight and was lethargic and we were extremely worried. After her incredible hard work –would we lose her?
Roxie was sick for two weeks. She had round the clock care and she did recover.
Roxie flew to her forever home shortly after and is now the spoilt lady that she should be. This is the latest update we got from her mom Denise on June 11th, 2012:
“From the moment I saw the eyes- the look on these abandoned dogs faces I knew I had to adopt. I spoke to Meryl and we thought it best to adopt a relatively calm female since I have a dominant male cockapoo. She suggested Roxie – and the moment I heard her story I fell in love. She was abandoned on the beach with her new born puppies (and paint dumped on her)– she deserved a better life. I believe she delivered 7 pups and 3 survived- and were subsequently adopted. Not only did she nurse her babies but she then went on to nurse another dogs puppies… can the story get much better? I knew I would absolutely adore this extraordinary mother!! The wait was long but worth it. She was sick and weak after all of the nursing and wound up living with the wonderful vet, Bianca, who took Roxie into her own home and cared for her while she gained back her strength. Roxie has been with us for a month now and is the most delicious, sweet, pleasing girl. She gets along with everyone, including our other dog, Teddy. She is the biggest snuggler and sleeps curled up against me every night. We all love her and we are so happy she is part of our family and now feels loved and safe and protected. She is sweet, and very affectionate, and playful and just an all around joy to have…. Thank you Chrissy, Bianca and Meryl for all the wonderful work that you do”.