Be Part of Team Bonaire and her Miracle Puppies!
When a local shelter asked CAWS to consider taking a pregnant pitbull mix named Bonaire two days before Christmas, the network of volunteers didn’t hesitate. A shelter is no place for a pregnant mom – or newborn puppies.
That request turned out to be a life-saving decision for beautiful Bonaire and her puppies.
A few days after settling into her foster home, it looked like Bonaire was going into labor. But her labor didn’t progress, and she just shivered, refusing food or water.
She quickly became dehydrated, so volunteers took her to a local vet where an ultrasound revealed three or four very slow heartbeats, which indicated the puppies were in extreme distress. In fact, doctors suspected some of the puppies may have already died, and they recommended delivering the puppies by c-section.
CAWS authorized the surgery on Dec. 30, and a team of people helped deliver 10 puppies – all alive and healthy! The veterinarian removed her uterus, which was huge and had flipped, preventing the puppies from being able to pass through the birth canal. Had doctors simply induced her, it likely would have killed sweet Bonaire.
Sadly, Bonaire has so far rejected all of the puppies, and in fact, is terrified of them. That means volunteers have to bottle feed all of the newborn puppies every couple of hours.
It took a team to help this sweet abandoned girl give birth, and it will take a team effort to raise these newborn pups to an age where they will be available for adoption. In fact, just about everything CAWS does relies on a vast network of volunteers and generous souls. As the holiday season comes to a close, we’re hoping you’ll join our team with a donation that will help us cover the costs of saving four-legged friends like Bonaire and her litter of miracle pups. Our goal is to help as many of our furry friends as possible, and we cannot do that without committed financial support.
Please be part of our team that ensures dogs like Bonaire and her litter of miracle pups don’t just survive, they thrive.
Thank you to Bonaire’s Donors: