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Rio and her 10 precious babies need your help
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During the Covid 19 Pandemic, we have taken in several dogs.
Rio is our latest: She is almost still a puppy at just over one year old, yet her previous owners, let her get pregnant.
They moved and took one dog with them. They asked the next door neighbor to look after Rio and they would be back for her. They never came back.
The neighbors reached out to us for help. We said we would take her.
It was a big shock to find out she was pregnant. The neighbors didn't know this information but we are pretty sure her irresponsible owners knew.
Rio gave birth within four weeks of being with us. We thought we were helping one dog, but it turns out we rescued 11. Yes, Rio had ten puppies!
It's obviously a scary situation for us, but Rio and her babies are ours now and we are fully committed to them.
Rio is being a good mama to her babies.
We have set them up in one of the bedrooms at the ranch and are pampering them all, especially Rio. This sweet dog has had her world turned upside down. Firstly, her last owners walked away from her, when she needed them so badly. Then she has all these babies to take care of.
We will not walk away from Rio, or her babies. We are again rolling up our sleeves and going into battle for Rio and her pups.
We are going to need to get proper vetting for Rio and her babies and when they are old enough, they will all need spay and neutering and shots. The fact that there are so many, means bills are going to be big. This is a huge burden in these difficult times. Our founder, Kathy Benson, is for now, without her job; the income from which, frankly, is what kept us going.
We know we will also be taking in more dogs. All rescues are. Covid 19 is not only affecting people's lives, but so many pets are suddenly finding themselves without a home. Little worlds are crashing down on all these furbabies, through no fault of their own.
Everyone is stretching themselves way more than they are comfortable with. Rescues always need to exercise due diligence, but none of us have ever experienced anything like this before and we are working around the clock. We are constantly looking for fosters, networking our rescues and thankfully are actually managing to find some really great homes. It's a tough time. We are working harder than we ever have, as are many other rescues.
Again; we understand that many of our supporters are out of work, but those who are still able, we ask for your help. Eleven extra mouths to feed and vet, actually makes our stomachs hurt. It's terryfying.
Please help us with this huge undertaking. Please help Rio and her babies by donating to her urgent fundraiser.

http://samadhilegacy.org/donate/
We are a 501(c)(3) Charity: EIN 46-183877

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