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Terrified shepherd and her puppies impounded in New Mexico

Terrified mother and puppies
Terrified mother and puppies
Via Volunteers of the Valencia County Animal Shelter

Update 7/13/14: This family has been rescued!

On July 10, a German shepherd and her three puppies were taken in at the Valencia County Animal Shelter in Los Lunas, New Mexico.

Little is known about this family aside from the obvious - the mother is terrified and her puppies sense her fear and the entire family needs to leave the facility. The mother instinctively knows that this is not where she and her puppies should be.

The Facebook page, Volunteers of the Valencia County Animal Shelter, was created to help the volunteers and the facility's rescue coordinator effectively network the impounded dogs - including this family.

Individuals who are interested in fostering a dog from this facility are advised to join the shelter's foster program. The following information is posted on the Volunteer Facebook page about this program:

Fosters are able to choose the animal they want to bring into their home. For more information on our Foster Program, please visit the shelter and speak with Patty Mugan, Shelter Supervisor or contact Marie at bridges to homes@gmail.com.

Please take a moment to network on behalf of this frightened family by sharing the information to help them find the help that they so desperately need.

  • Facebook thread for this family here
  • Identification number 24811
  • The adoption fee is $92.00 for dogs and puppies and $72.00 for cats and kittens.
    The adoption fee covers the surgical sterilization, a one year rabies vaccination and a booster vaccination. If the pet is already spayed/neutered, the adoption fee is only $10.
  • Stray animals taken to the shelter are held for three business days to allow the owner to reclaim the pet. If they are not reclaimed they are available for adoption.

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