Minnie arrived at NSWAR from a
This 2 year girl presented to NSWAR
weighing only 30kg.
A great dane and pregnant with 11 full term puppies, Minnie was
and we had concerns for her unborn family.
On arrival Minnie
was examined by a veterinary surgeon and placed
on intravenous fluids. She was severely dehydrated and emaciated.
Minnie and her
unborn puppies were deemed high risk and we knew survival
of the pups was not likely.
The puppies were
born 2 days after after Minnie arrived at our shelter, and
only 3 of the 11 puppies survived.
This little family
needed 24 hour care for many weeks. The puppies were
placed in a humidicrib and hand reared as Minnie was
way too ill to care for her babies.
Minnie's 3 puppies
have been adopted and today Minnie
weighs a healthy 65kg.
She is a beautiful
girl and deserves a good home.
and nursing care for animals like Minnie is expensive, and if you
like to sponsor a bed in our intensive care area, please
are acknowledged by a plaque in our special needs area.
Below is Minnie on
arrival at our shelter!