As many of you reading this already know, last week in Fountain Inn, SC there was a raid on a large puppy mill. All 140+ dogs were surrendered to the county and taken to Greenville County Animal Care, a facility that is already jam packed, dealing with the pet overpopulation.
This is a plea for help those who have taken it upon their individual rescue organizations to step up and try to save these dogs. One local rescue, Day Before the Rainbow (the name says it all, eh? ) stepped in to pull those who were pregnant, along with some of the tiny severe medical cases.
Sadly, one of their puppy mill rescues named Gabby lost the fight on June 24. Day Before the Rainbow worked so desperately to try and save her. Gabby knew love for four whole days before her one pound body succumbed to parasites and flea infestation. She was six weeks old
Without hesitation, Day Before the Rainbow removed these dogs so they could give birth in a comfortable home environment. Can you imagine giving birth in a shelter that is 200 dogs over capacity? The sheer noise and chaos alone, not to mention the danger of exposure to newborns is frightening. JellyRoll and Pumpkin, the pugs, and Elizabeth the mini schnauzer, have since had their litters.
Although all pups and moms are doing well, JellyRoll has rejected her litter, which is not uncommon in puppy mill breeder moms. That litter is all safe in foster, being bottle fed and cared for around the clock. Others pulled are fighting severe flea and worm infestations, several are also anemic from untreated intestinal parasites.
As these dogs continue to thrive, the medical bills mount. Rescues step up in the moment of need, but they also need us to help once the dogs have been pulled and have been medically assessed. Everyone wants to see all of these pups saved, and given a chance at the life they deserve.
The more financial support we can offer rescues, the more lives they can save; this holds true for foster homes, too, but that is a whole other topic.
So, long story short, I think the photos speak for themselves. Much more could have been written in this article, but this sums up what Day Before the Rainbow is trying to do, and they need your help to ensure these poor dogs survive.
Everyone wants to know what they can do to help. Donations towards their medical care can be made via Paypal at firstname.lastname@example.org There is no amount too small in a case like this. If you would like your donation to go towards a specific dog, please mark that on your PayPal donation. There’s also a wish list at Amazon.com.
There’s also a GoFundMe account set up at this time for donations.
You can follow the progress of these little ones by liking the Day Before the Rainbow Facebook page. Thank you for reading and donating. Please feel free to share this article with your friends, especially those who are in the fight to end these horrible puppy mills.
Together we can accomplish great things.