Rebecca Lynch was on her way home from a vacation in Savannah, Georgia, with her husband when she decided to make an unscheduled stop. While most individuals would buy souvenirs, Lynch chose to bring something more meaningful home with him.
Lynch told The Dodo, “I heard Georgia had a lot of rural, high-kill shelters, and I knew I wanted to save the neediest dog from a shelter before I headed home.” “I had room in my car and wanted to lend a hand.”
A acquaintance in the region told Lynch about Lizzy, a little terrier on the verge of extermination. According to Lynch, someone dumped pregnant Lizzy in a shelter. Lynch knew she couldn’t put the young puppy, who had a broken leg as well, through any more pain.
The couple put a cot and a blanket in the back car to make the hours-long travel to Florida more comfortable for the homeless dog. While her husband drove, Lynch sat next to Lizzy, tenderly patting her. “I knew she was worried and afraid, and all I wanted to do on the ride was soothe her,” Lynch explained.
However, the couple may have gone too far in making Lizzy feel secure.
Lynch stated, “After about an hour, she eventually relaxed and rubbed her little head into my hand while I petted her.” “She thought it was time once she felt safe and secure. I informed my husband, ‘I think she’s in labor!’ when she started panting and becoming restless.
Lizzy gave birth to her first dog in the back of the car in just 20 minutes. Lynch acted like a midwife, assisting the new mother in remaining calm and ensuring the safety of all the babies.
Lizzy had given birth to three puppies by the time they got to the clinic. Lynch said, “She was a pro!” “We went to the vet right away, and they said everything looked fine.”
But it didn’t end there, according to Lynch: “Lizzy had another puppy at the vet, then two more on the way home.” It was an amazing event, and Lizzy was an amazing little mother.”
The tiny family is doing well after an interesting freedom voyage. Lizzy and her six puppies will stay at the clinic for a few more days before being fostered at Lynch’s house until they are ready to find their forever homes.
Lizzy recognizes her good fortune and makes it clear to her rescuers that she appreciates the second chance.
“Lizzy is a sweetheart. “Bless her heart, she is so kind and trusting despite everything she’s been through in her short life,” Lynch added. “She is a sweet and compassionate soul. It’s quite remarkable.”
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