An act of kindness leads to a miracle pup

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Sometimes, out of tragedy comes a ray of sunshine, or even two.  Several weeks ago an 8-10 year old Chihuahua called Little Miss was picked  up at the side of the road in Ocean Shores, Washington.  Her rescuer took her to North Beach PAWS animal shelter.

Little Miss was starving, and it was discovered that not only did she have a severe heart murmur, she was pregnant.  Due to her poor health and the condition in which she was found, no one expected this to end well.  Little Miss was sent to Old Dog Haven where her foster mom, Linda, who works at the Ocean Shores Animal Hospital took her in.  A little over a week later Little Miss gave birth during the night to a healthy little pup.  She had kicked Orly, her foster brother (also an Old Haven pup) out of his bed and given birth there.

By the time Linda got there the pup was cleaned up, eating breakfast, and cuddling with mom. Little Miss is a wonderful mother and her pup is doing very well in her care.  A contest was held to decide upon a name and raise money to help care for the new addition, and the winning name was Gigi.  Over $600 was donated by an anonymous donor which will go a long way to getting Gigi off to a good start until she is eventually adopted.  “She is a generally fat, happy, contented baby” says Linda.

Little Miss is deemed a “final refuge dog” due to her serious health conditions.  This means that she will likely stay with Linda for life, unless some kindhearted soul decides to take her in.  None of this could have happened were it not for the selfless person who picked up Little Miss at the side of the road, and ensured that she could live out her days in a loving home.

8 thoughts on “An act of kindness leads to a miracle pup”

  1. Does she require any heart meds? I lost my beloved Chi princess and still have her meds that she needed for her murmur, please let me know, just got them less than 2 mo ago and would donate if she could use them, thanx

    • Becky, I had to put my sick maltese to sleep in march and had just refilled all four of his meds…I hope that some organization takes them because i called my local humane society and they wouldnt take them…however, a friend of mine had a sick dog and i was able to give her my dogs pain meds…get the word out if nobody takes them so maybe someone that otherwise couldnt afford it can get the meds their pet needs….it took me four months to finally make the calls to donate and i was heartbroken cuz no organization would take them….was over 300.00 spent in meds that i had to just throw away.

    • Also try local rescue organizations – their funds are usually strained and many of them would greatly appreciate free meds.

  2. I saw an organization on FB although I cannot remember the name? They started off by an owner donating meds from her lost pet to now helping people care for their pets for much needed veterinary treatments!
    I just want to help someone who is going through what we had to!
    KD soo sorry about your loss! They are truly our children! Coco left me in February from what we believe was a stroke and his companion Candi was just this September from her heart! It was really rough to get money to help her out just to lose her! I do not want another owner to have to struggle if they don’t have to!

  3. Who do I contact if interested in adopting both? Keep them happy and loved forever and not separate them:)

  4. I would be interested in adopting both beauties! I would need help in organizing transportation, but they would have another Chi mix to teach them all the cool spots in the house and yard to hide and play in!

    • A little note about my Chi mix: I rescued her in late February after watching her get run over by 2 semis – right in front of the school bus I was driving!! I scooped her up, wrapped her in a t-shirt, put her on the engine cover (aptly enough called the “dog house”) and drove her back to the bus yard. From there we went to my vet. While waiting to be seen, she emerged from the bundle of t-shirt and my coat to walk around the waiting room – completely unscathed from the event!! I had my vet give her a full exam, scan for a chip and run a full blood panel to see what I was going to deal with. Aside from being severely malnourished – he figures the approx 6-month old puppy was living on the streets for about 4-5 weeks and was merely a week or two away from perishing – she was in excellent health.
      So now, “Little One” as she has been dubbed (or Button as in “isn’t she cute as a button!”) has put on weight to be a happy 5-1/2 pound spoiled little princess with more toys than she knows what to do with and a collection of sweaters to keep her hairless little belly warm. We celebrated her designated 1st birthday in August with extra treats and lots of one-on-one cuddle time!


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