The holidays generally bring out the best in people; however, some people’s cruelty has no season. An unknown perpetrator hurled a pregnant mama Pit Bull into a dumpster like rubbish this past weekend.
She was rescued just in time to give birth to her seven puppies in a warm, secure environment, surrounded by caring shelter workers. According to Dina Fantegrossi of iheartdogs.com, the beautiful pooch has been named Mary in honor of her wonderful holiday birth tale.
Officers from Richmond Animal Care and Control (RACC) responded to a call about a dog stuck in a dumpster at a nearby apartment complex one frigid December. It was a cold night, with temperatures in the low thirties.
When they arrived, they discovered that the dumpster doors were closed and locked, forcing them to enter through the top to get the abandoned puppy. When they entered, they spotted a Pit Bull who was very pregnant and gushing milk.
Christie Chipps Peters, director of Richmond Animal Care & Control, stated in an interview with NBC 12:
“Unfortunately, we see horrific things all of the time, but this one takes the cake. It’s a degree of brutality that needs to be eliminated.”
Mary felt safe enough to bring her puppies into the world less than 48 hours after arriving at the shelter. She gave birth to seven healthy infants, all of whom were grey and white in color, just like their mother.
Since then, the eight of them have been resting peacefully and appear to be in good health. Mom Mary is around six or seven years old and has previously had at least one litter.
Mary was rescued from the dumpster before the trash was collected, and they were able to provide her with a safe environment to give birth and care for her puppies, according to Peters.
“It’s a blessing all around, because oftentimes we don’t have a super win. We’ve had a super win with her,” she said in the story.
Before being adopted out, Mama Mary and her pups will spend at least six weeks in a foster home together. Despite the puppies’ cuteness, Peters is optimistic that Mary will find a family who will love her as well. Mama and her puppies are already available for adoption at RACC.
Although everyone at the RACC is grateful that Mary was rescued, they are left wondering, who would do this and why?
Update: Mary and her pups have all left RACC.