When Everley the pit bull was taken in by a local shelter, she was extremely emaciated, and also very, very pregnant. She also had some sort of wound that had been stapled shut — with an office stapler, not by a doctor.
As soon as the shelter’s staffers saw what kind of condition Everley was in, they knew she needed more help than they could provide her. She was so weak, and they were worried she would struggle giving birth. They began reaching out to rescues, trying to find someone who could take her in, and luckily Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge stepped up to help as soon as it heard about her.
Before Everley could be moved into the care of the rescue, though, she went into labor — and gave birth to eight tiny puppies.