Leelo, a deaf Boxer was taken to a high-kill shelter in North Carolina heavily pregnant. According to the Huffington Post
, Leelo was extremely emaciated and had spent most of her time with her previous owners chained to the porch.
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Someone at the shelter couldn't stand to see Leelo and her pups put down and decided to do something about it. What started with a phone call set off a chain of events that saved Leelo's life, as well as her puppies'!
The call went from local shelter,Mayberry 4 Paws
to Deaf Dogs Rock
, a non-profit for deaf dogs, and finally to Green Dogs Unleashed
where the founder, Erika Proctor, offered to help.
She got together a huge team of people who were able to bring Leelo from North Carolina down to Charlottesville, Virginia, where she was able to find a foster home for her.
Her foster mom told the Huffington Post
, "I live on a farm and have six dogs living with me, I couldn't let her or her puppies be euthanized."
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All of Leelo's puppies were delivered at her foster parent's home...or so they thought. However, soon after giving birth, Leelo started to spike a fever! After a quick Google search revealed that there might be more puppies, Leelo was taken to Sara Salmon's emergency veterinary clinic
where they found out (via x-rays) that Leelo still had three more puppies in her!
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While two puppies did not make it, one miraculous lil' pup survived!
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Leelo is now back with her puppies and her foster mom, awaiting adoption!
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You can follow Leelo's progress at Green Dogs Unleashed's
If you'd like to help animals like Leelo, please visit your local shelter. You can also help make a difference by adopting a shelter pup at BarkBuddy
h/t Huffington Post