When you look at this photo what do you see?
- A cuddle
- Love in
a fur coat with puppy breath?
cuteness that you can handle?
In addition to all of this, I see overpopulation at
This is Laverne's litter. Laverne's nickname is Fertile
Mertyl because she successfully delivered a litter of 13
puppies. They have become our Lucky 13 Litter. If you
followed her intake you will remember that Laverne was brought in
because she was visibly pregnant. What we did not know is
just how far along she was.
On the first leg of her journey from Hobbema to Leduc she
delivered 4 pups in the back seat of our Field Volunteer's
vehicle. He is a very proud "Grand-paw". She continued
to deliver pups when she was transferred to another vehicle and
continued still at the vet hospital.
One more day without food, shelter and care and the 13 pups
would not have been so lucky.
Let's take a look at the numbers involved in
Now, think about the numbers resulting from the Lucky 13
13 dogs mating with another dog, each capable of contributing
67,000 dogs in a 6 year period.
From the Lucky 13 pups, that would add up to 871,000.
Now there is something to think about!