Shelter Puppy Comforts Her Sister With A Hug After Being Rᴇsᴄᴜᴇᴅ

Last weekend, a call came into the Animal Charity of Ohio, a nonprofit humane society, that a family of dogs needed their help. Jane MacMurchy, operations director of the nonprofit, and a humane agent arrived at the address to find a mother and her two puppies living in filth.

It was clear that the owners were not caring for the dogs, and the little family had learned to depend entirely on each other. MacMurchy said the dogs lived in very bad conditions. “It was a good 6 to 8 inches of debris in a makeshift pen, and the puppies were completely unsocialized,” MacMurchy said.

With the help of the ʀᴇsᴄᴜᴇ organization, the owners turned over 5-month-old puppies named Peaches and Layla, and their 7-year-old mother, Lady, to rescuers. They were immediately brought to the shelter for a veterinary checkup.

Fortunately, the dogs are all relatively healthy. However, the puppies are still clumsy when the mother is not around. It broke MacMurchy’s heart to see Peaches and Layla hug each other for comfort in the shelter.

“We were doing the vaccinations and the wellness check, and Mom finished first,” MacMurchy said. “We were walking her out into our intake area, and the puppies, without mom, latched on to each other because they were so sᴄᴀʀᴇᴅ.”

“We give them time multiple times a day to just relax and get some TLC in a quiet room with a staff member so they can learn how to trust,” MacMurchy said. “They do much better when their mother is around, so we work with all three together, as well as individually. It’s a slow process, but they are learning how to be confident on their own.”

After just a few days of being Rᴇsᴄᴜᴇᴅ, the mother dog Lady has adjusted to the present life, she is also very excited to meet new people. Her passionate tail wags showed it. She seems very happy with what she has.

However, her two puppies will probably settle into their new environment in a little while longer. Once a little older, Peaches and Layla are ready to be adopted and their carers hope they will both go home together. There, they will not only get hugs from each other, but from their loving family, too.

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