What’s better than one rescued dog?
Rebecca Lynch, the president of Poodle and Pooch Rescue of Florida, was on vacation in Georgia last weekend when
Rebecca Lynch was on vacation with her husband in Savannah, Georgia, when she decided to make an unplanned stop before returning home. While most people would stock up on souvenirs, Lynch decided to bring home something more meaningful.
She heard about a pregnant dog who had just been left at a shelter.
“I know that Georgia has a lot of rural, animals abandoned and I knew I wanted to save the neediest dog from a shelter before I went home,” Lynch told. “I had space in my car and wanted to help.”
Lynch heard about Lizzy, a young terrier at risk of abandonment, from a friend who lived in the area. Someone had [ᴅᴜᴍᴘᴇᴅ] pregnant Lizzy at a shelter, according to Lynch.
Lynch knew she couldn’t let the young dog, who also had a broken leg, suffer anymore..
To make the hours-long journey to Florida as comfortable as possible for the homeless dog, the couple put a bed and duvet in the back seat. Lynch took a seat next to Lizzy and gently stroked her while her husband was driving.
“I knew she was nervous and scared, and I just wanted to comfort her on the journey,” Lynch said. But the couple may have done too much to make Lizzy feel safe. After about an hour, she finally relaxed and rubbed her little head against my hand while I petted her,” Lynch said.
When she felt safe and secure, she decided it was time. She started gasping and wiggling, and I said to my husband, ‘I think she got into labor! ‘
It took only 20 minutes for Lizzy to give birth to her first puppy in the back seat of the car. Lynch acted as midwife, making sure the young mother stayed calm and all the babies were safe.
When Lynch arrived home, Lizzy gave birth to 6 more puppies. In total, she had 8
Currently, the runt is happily recovering, waiting for their trip to a foster home.