On September 29th ,2020, For the first time in over 20 years a litter of puppies was born at the North Fork Animal Welfare League! Stella is about two years old and arrived in Southold on September 22nd. Stella was a stray from who was rescued from the streets of Texas. She was living under cars and begging for food. A rescue group spotted her and with a tremendous amount of coordination she was brought up to New York . Another local shelter had taken her in but asked if we would help with her since we have a great space that is quiet and less stressful for her to give birth. We jumped at the chance to help her! We immediately got Stella in to the local veterinarian to see how far along she was and how many puppies to expect. The Vet told us they could see seven puppies on the x-ray and she would give birth within the next ten days. The next morning staff arrived in the middle of Stella giving birth! Mama and eight puppies are doing well under the loving care of our staff.
While Stella will do most of the work the first few weeks including feeding, cleaning , keeping warm and teaching them social skilss, there will be quite a bit of expenses getting these puppies ready for adoption. Plenty of food and walks for mom as her body will need lots of nourishment to feed eight mouths! In a few weeks there will be nine mouths to feed , leash up, deworm, vaccinate and spay/ neuter.
If you would like to donate to their vetting and care please do so here. In additon to providing our community with necessary animal resources including rescue, spay/neuter, injured wildlife, and feeding feral colonies this rescued family will require extra time and attention during thir stay with us the next ten weeks until they are adopted and headed to their forever families!