Lily is a boxer/pit mix who was found as a very pregnant stray as the cold winter months were setting in. She was so emaciated that you could see the bones poking through her brindle coat and her gums were very pale. Cat found her with our other rescue Jazzy (see Jazzy’s blog below). Cat took her and Jazzy home and made them comfortable. She called all the rescues in the area but no one could take Lily and Jazzy because they were all at capacity, so she turned to Pit Crew.
Because Lily was pregnant, we were unable to give her shots, but we were able to deworm her. Days after deworming, the color began to return to her gums. Lily was taken to the vet for an ultrasound and they detected 3 heartbeats. We were very surprised when on November 20th, Lily gave birth to 9 live pups and sadly, 2 were stillborn.
Over the next few days Cat bottle-fed them around the clock, waking up every 3 hours during the night to feed them.
At the end of the second week their eyes started to open revealing blue eyes, which we expect to turn brown or hazel between 8 to 12 weeks. The puppies will be ready for adoption in mid January. Please contact Lauren at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (919) 457-3719 call if you are interested in adopting one of our Lily’s 9 puppies.
Pit Crew is having an event at Raleigh’s Unleashed in the Lake Boone Shopping Center Saturday January 7th from 11:30am to 3:00pm. We will be offering dog washes and nail trims while you shop and it will be a great opportunity to meet the puppies.
If you fall in love with one, applications will be available for you to fill out and we can discuss the adoption process with you. If you are interested in a local business that sells premium healthy dog and cat food, Unleashed is located at 2460 Wycliff Rd in Raleigh NC. You can reach them at (919) 858-6460 or visit them at their website www.unleashedmutt.com