Every time I read one of these stories, I think that it couldn't possibly get any worse. But, when I came across this story and the cold-blooded behavior of the human involved, I could scarcely believe it!
For some unfathomable reason, an unhinged "human" (and I use that term loosely) thought it would be a good idea to take his heavily-pregnant dog out to the woods, tie her up, and leave her to suffer in the harsh elements to await the impending birth of her pups. He had left her absolutely no food, water, or shelter so Lara was completely vulnerable and alone.
The pitiful Pitbull-mix languished in the frigid forest for ten days in which time she brought forth her four babies in the most unimaginable conditions, including freezing temperatures and torrential rain.
How do we know she was there for ten days, you ask? Well, I'll tell you. Perhaps the most unbelievable part of this story is that nearby villagers were well-aware of the abandoned mama dog, yet not ONE of them did anything to help her! Can you image??
When rescuers finally caught wind of the poor girl's plight, they were on the scene quickly. When they arrived they were saddened and shocked by her appearance. Lara was so badly malnourished that all her ribs poked out. She was so dehydrated that it's a wonder that she was able to produce any milk to feed her babies.
Lara and her puppies were rushed to the veterinary clinic to be given emergency treatment. Unfortunately, one of the newborn puppies was in such bad condition that it was not able to survive. The other three are doing as well as can be expected.
A bit of good news: Lara was free of all diseases she could have contracted during her painful ordeal. And thanks to her access to proper nutrition, Lara has regained all of the weight she lost while being forced to scavenge in the forest.
Once they were strong enough, a wonderful foster mom took all four of them in. Linda will give them all the love and care they need while they await their own forever homes.
Linda is dedicated to giving second chances to abandoned, abused, or otherwise homeless dogs, having fostered over 300 of them in the past five years. Many of her charges had been close to death, as were Lara and her little babes. She knows how to turn lives around and she is sure to do just that in this case.
If Linda has anything to say about it, this little family will have all the love and attention they so richly deserve. And when the time comes to select families for them, you can bet Linda will make sure that whoever is chosen will be just as dedicated and full of love and compassion as she is.
To learn more about this uplifting story of salvation and redemption, watch the inspiring video, below.