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In my work I visit many homes. Today was a heartbreaker. As I came out of the house, puppies puppies puppies came running all around my feet. I asked the woman how many there were and she said ELEVEN. (they were a sortof pit bull mix). The poor mother dog was chained in the same spot where she was all the previous times I have visited the home. I asked the woman what she was going to do with the puppies and she said she'd have someone take them to the flea market with a "free" sign, as that's what she's done with previous litters. She added, but she's never had 11 puppies before, the most she's ever had is 9.
I asked if she knew about the low cost spay and neuter clinics, and she said, if she could save up the money, she'd get the mother spayed. She said, look at her, poor thing, she's all skin and bones. And she was.
I felt so discouraged. What hope is there? I mean, some of those 11 puppies will go to puppy impulse people at the flea market, and they in turn will end up creating more unwanted puppies. The rest will stay at that home and die, or be run over, or be taken to the animal shelter.
 

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That does sound like a horrible situation for both the mother and the pups. I honestly don't know what would be the best way to find decent homes for 11 pit mix puppies.
 

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This really breaks my heart. As you mentioned...even if she does have the Mother spayed, all those 11 puppies that will more likely than not be neutered or spayed.:(
 

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How much does it cost at the low cost clinic to spay her? Maybe if people would be willing to pitch in $5 towards it, there won't be 11 more puppies in 6 months or so. It would at least stop one dog from reproducing.

It is discouraging! Every time I see the ads for all of our local shelters that euthanize once or twice a week, they are busting at the seams with puppies and kittens. The adult dogs usually don't stand a chance unless they are small breed or purebreds (but not hounds or black labs).
 

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The adult dogs usually don't stand a chance unless they are small breed or purebreds (but not hounds or black labs).
What is it with black labs? I remember when I was first got Ace, I think I remember ACC saying that black dogs don't have good luck at the shelter. Do they just look mean or something?
 

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Thats so sad. If the mother is in bad shape I would consider contacting animal control.
 

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How much does it cost at the low cost clinic to spay her? Maybe if people would be willing to pitch in $5 towards it, there won't be 11 more puppies in 6 months or so. It would at least stop one dog from reproducing.

It is discouraging! Every time I see the ads for all of our local shelters that euthanize once or twice a week, they are busting at the seams with puppies and kittens. The adult dogs usually don't stand a chance unless they are small breed or purebreds (but not hounds or black labs).
Yes, I'd be willing to help if you would be willing to make sure that the lady did take the dog to the cinic and actually had her spaded. That is so sad:(
 

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What is it with black labs? I remember when I was first got Ace, I think I remember ACC saying that black dogs don't have good luck at the shelter. Do they just look mean or something?
It was explained to me that black dogs don't show up well in pictures (I know my Jasmine doesn't) and so people tend to scroll right past them. My husband and I have already decided that, no matter how much we love goldens, we will always have a black lab (or a mix of) in our family, along with our goldens.
 

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Okay. The mother dog is tied to a tree and she has had numerous litters that have just been given away. Red flags everywhere.
I would be willing to help with a spay too, but the OP would have to receive the money and take the dog to the clinic.
I've seen too many of these scenarios to believe the owner really cares if the dog is spayed or not.
 
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