A STAFFIE who was abandoned after nearly passing away during a ‘tragic’ labour looking for a forever loving home after her ‘dreadful ordeal.’
The team at Freshfields Animal Rescue in Blundell revealed that they received a call earlier this month from a veterinary practice about a two year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Princess.
Debbie Hughes from Freshfields said: “She had been taken to the vets’ for emergency surgery two weeks before as she was in labour but struggling to give birth. When she arrived at the vets, one of her puppies had become stuck and had sadly already passed away.
“Princess was very poorly and needed a caesarean immediately in order to save her life. When she was opened up her abdomen was extremely swollen and filled with putrid smelling liquid, tragically the result of the decaying puppies still inside of her, indicating that Princess had been left in this condition for quite some time.
“Her owner never returned for her despite the vet’s very best efforts to make contact and subsequently she was signed over into our care. We can only assume that with a vet bill to pay, no puppies to sell and a female dog who could no longer be bred from after being spayed, her life became of very little value and so she was tossed to one side.
“We are so grateful to the vets who saved Princess’ life but we are so heartbroken that she had to endure so much pain and suffering, had she have been spayed none of this would have ever happened.
“When people choose to breed their dog they never imagine the complications that could lay ahead, it’s not always easy money and the effects of these actions can be devastating on the poor animals involved. We hope that Princess’ story can reach at least one person who is thinking about breeding their dog and that they decide to make the right choice.
“We cannot stress enough how many dogs lose their lives each day as there simply are not enough homes or rescue spaces available. This has been a dreadful reality in the rescue world for many years and will never change unless we work together to be part of the solution and not the problem.
“Princess is now safe in our care and is recovering from her ordeal, she is a little whirlwind of love and we all adore her.
“We are so thankful that she can now start her new life with a loving family, where she will never have to suffer again.”
To find out more about the work of the charity, go to freshfields.org.uk