Hope For Paws is one of the most wonderful animal rescues in California. They work hard to save dogs in need, but are more than happy to help any kind of animal around - from cats to even a hawk! So, when they heard about a tiny stray who had given birth to three adorable puppies, they knew they had to help.
When they arrived at the college campus the little family was living at, it didn’t take them long to locate the pups. They were trapped in between a chainlink fence and a small cloth-like fence, but their mother was nowhere to be found. Eldad, one of the rescuers, decided that they should leave the area quickly and wait for mom to return.
When momma returned, they quickly rushed the area and tried to trap her in a net. Momma took off fast, extremely terrified as she ran as fast as she could. They took off after her, racing to save her before she could find her way to the road. Luckily, they were able to get the net over her before she could escape.
While they waited for her to calm down, they slowly began to pet her and gave her the wonderful name, Dottie. It wasn’t long before Dottie realized that she could trust her saviors and she slowly began to relax. After they had settled Dottie down, they put a leash on her and brought her over to watch as they rescued the pups.
From the first moment they picked up one of the puppies, Ivy, they realized something was seriously wrong. Her head was malformed, swollen and large, and she was whimpering in pain. They quickly rushed the family to the veterinarian as they worried about her fate. Unfortunately, she was diagnosed with severe swelling in her brain. It was causing her extreme pain, so the decision was made to humanely euthanize her.
Dottie mourned the loss of her daughter but never stopped being an amazing parent to her two surviving puppies, Timon and Pumbaa. They were placed in an amazing foster home where they had the opportunity to live life to the fullest. When the pups were old enough, Dottie and her family went on to their forever homes, where they will never again have to worry about where their next meal is coming from.