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Stray young dog at N.Y. shelter desperately trying to find her newborn puppies

Poor Lady is desperate to find her puppies. Please help this dog find her way out of a high kill shelter in New York.
Poor Lady is desperate to find her puppies. Please help this dog find her way out of a high kill shelter in New York.
Urgent Dogs of New York City/ NYC AC&C

UPDATE: Lady has been rescued by Second Chance Rescue NYC Dogs. She is reported to love everyone, is great with other dogs and is eligible for adoption. Lady wasn't needed to nurse in what was thought to be an emergency situation, and her milk is now drying up.

Thank you everyone for sharing her story; sharing saves lives. Stop by at National Pet Rescue Examiner Facebook page and see her latest photo as Lady smiles because she was saved!

At the Manhattan facility of New York City Animal Care and Control, a young brown and white American pit bull mix desperately searches for her puppies; no one knows where they have been taken. Lady was picked up as a stray on August 24 with her belly swollen full of milk.

Now listed on Death Row Urgent Dogs, Lady appears to be lactating and in significant pain. Follow the Facebook thread by clicking here as volunteers and humane advocates share her desperate plight to find an approved rescue to save Lady's life.

Otherwise Lady's medical summary shows her to have been well cared for by her past owner:

"SCAN NEGATIVE BRIGHT, ALERT, RESPONSIVE, HYDRATED PHYSICAL EXAM- Tense and nervous. Mild dental tartar. Distended mammary gland and full of milk; possible lactating. Clean ears. No evidence fleas, applied activyl topically NOSF
Weight 36.6"

Sadly, the question remains of what happened to Lady's puppies? Have they been bred to become fighting dogs? Were they taken away from Lady to sell for a profit?

Additional information about Lady can be found by clicking here.

Please share this dog's story, and help to save Lady's life. Once rescued, Lady will be spayed and never again will have to endure this kind of cruelty. Please share her desperate story with your friends, family and coworkers. Sharing saves lives. Doesn't Lady deserve a second chance?

When inquiring about Lady, please reference A1011733. Funds are being pledged at this time for an approved rescue organization.

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Manhattan Animal Care Center is located at 326 East 110th Street (between 1st and 2nd Aves.) New York, NY 10029

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