This call for help comes from our rescue friends in the La Junta, CO area and the Ft. Morgan, CO area. The above photo is of 6 feral puppies who were found living in an abandoned garage in Rocky Ford, CO. The pups are 3 months old and are undomesticated. They're a wild bunch.
Fortunately, the puppies were caught last week and are now safe at the Fort Morgan Humane Society. Unfortunately, they do not have the staff or time to socialize and help make these dogs adoptable as quickly as they would like. The fear is that they've been undomesticated for so long, with each day they get bigger, they may become wilder and less adoptable.
Why were we called for help? Well, puppy mill survivors are not socialized and NMDR has become quite good at the process of helping dogs go from terrified animals to wonderful family members. Calling NMDR to help socialize dogs is a great idea, however we're completely full. With the rescue of 71 dogs from Missouri last week, the kennel and our foster homes are at capacity. Volunteers are running at full speed and we're doing all we can with the big bunch we already have.
What can you do to help? Well, this one is for all our followers who prefer puppies to senior dogs. We don't get many puppies, so here's your chance to really help make a difference for a pup who wouldn't be given a chance otherwise. The female pups are in need of foster or forever homes soon. There are 4 available and they can be separated. The quicker these puppies get daily socialization, the better chance they'll have in this world. They have had their first shots, are dewormed, and don't bite. However, it is strongly advised not to put one of these pups with very small children. Providing a home for one of these dogs (whether it be temporary or permanent) could be a very rewarding challenge for the right family.
If you can help give one of these pups a chance directly, please call the Fort Morgan Humane Society and ask for Jill or Katie: 970-542-6416.
If your home is already full of dogs and cats and kids and all the other wonderful fun things that make a house a home, please try to share this post so others can choose to help if they want to.
Mama has been living in the wild for who knows how long, but she has some lovable domestic qualities. It is believed she was in a home at some point. If you have interest in possibly helping the mama of these pups, please contact Janet with Animal Rescue of the Rockies (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thank you for reading this post and for helping us help other rescues. In the end, we're all one big group with the same goal.... saving dogs.
- National Mill Dog Rescue.