The Humane Society of the United States carried out a rescue operation earlier this year in New Mexico after getting a call about a large-scale neglect case on a property. They found and rescued 50 dogs on the property, including puppies and several pregnant dogs.
One of the pregnant mama dogs used for breeding, Dorothy, would have given birth on the property if not for the timely intervention of the Humane Society. They took her to a comfortable house, where she gave birth with Humane Society staff members at her side.
The Humane Society shared the news of Dorothy’s delivery on their YouTube page. “Like several other dogs we rescued, she was pregnant when she came into our care. Thanks to your support, Dorothy was able to give birth in the safety and comfort of one of our staff member’s homes,” they wrote.
Dorothy gave birth to seven healthy, beautiful puppies. Just as every dog breed differs by size, function, and personality, they also differ in litter size. Some dogs may give birth to one pup, while some may give birth to 20.
The average number of puppies produced in a litter across all dogs is five and six.
All the puppies and Dorothy are doing great. Hopefully, they will be getting loving forever homes soon.
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