Nevada – Days ago, hikers discovered a family of dogs who appear to have been abandoned in the desert near Las Vegas. According to the Southern Nevada Animal Rescue League, the mother dog appears to have given birth after she was abandoned; by the time they were discovered, two puppies had already died. On the day the dogs were found, the rescue agency said:
This morning some hikers came across a family of cattle dogs abandoned out in the desert. It seems as though mom delivered the pups while out in the desert. Two puppies were already deceased when help arrived, 5 still alive but not out of the woods as the desert nights are near freezing in temp. We hope we got to this family in-time.
As reported by 8 News Now, a male dog actually led the hikers to his family. And he was thankful that help had finally arrived, licking the rescuers’ faces to show his gratitude. It is a miracle that any of the dogs survived given the frigid night temperatures and the presence of desert predators.
The male dog is already in a foster-to-adopt home, but the mother and her newborn pups will not be ready for approximately eight weeks. If you are interested in adoption, you can complete an application at this link.
Find the rescue group on Facebook at this link.