(Alpha Media – Brooke Bickford) Last week a phone call was placed to Webster County Dispatch that a plastic storage tub was found and in that tub, puppies.
11 puppies barely four weeks old had been abandoned and left without their mother.
A huge undertaking to say the least was then put into motion between Webster County Animal Protection, Moffitt Animal Shelter, Harmony Vet Clinic and Kim Coldwell of Peace Creek Animal Sanctuary:
“We work close with the shelter in Fort Dodge and Moffitt has always been amazing,” Coldwell said. “It was Miranda (from Moffitt) that reached out and asked if I could just take some, but she is so full I was like ‘if I’m taking some I might as well take all. So we are just working together on this one.”
Coldwell says the puppies are alive and well but donations are needed to help with formula, shots, spay and neutering and the vet care of 11 dog:
“We tried to introduce them with a puppy gruel right in the beginning and that did not go over well,” Coldwell said. “We got tests done, everybody’s good. We just had to calm their tummies down we’re back to strictly baby formula with a little rice cereal in it.”
Donations of items can be left on the porch of Peace Creek Animal Sanctuary 2628 Penn Ave. Humboldt as they are busy keeping up with the puppies as well as the other rescue animals there. You can put money on the vet tab at Moffitt and Harmony Vet Clinics in Humboldt or donate through the link on Facebook or Venmo.
It will be a few weeks before the puppies are ready for adoption but you can see the rescues available on Facebook and help make room for emergency situations like these.