Knowing that Sasha would need to be tube-fed, Bellew quickly coordinated efforts with DeMarco — a nurse practitioner with a lot of experience tending to neonatal, injured and critically ill kittens.
Bellew hoped DeMarco's success with these vulnerable animals would help her keep Sasha alive as well. DeMarco hoped so, too.
Bellew drove the pup to a parking lot not far from DeMarco's home in Westchester County, New York. She'd heated up some rice in a sock to make a heating pad and tucked the puppy into some blankets in a box to make sure she'd be warm along the way.